Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital® has teamed up with Hike for Mental Health this year for Operation Paperback. Operation Paperback is an annual tradition with us, and we are proud to once again be a drop-off location for this great cause. This is however, the first year to team with Hike for Mental Health.

stack of paperacks books with military personnel

Operation Paperback is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania that collects gently used books nationwide. Since 1999, they have shipped over 1.9 million books to locations around the globe. Some of the locations include Afghanistan, Bosnia, Horn of Africa, Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor Oman, Philippines, Uzbekistan and others. While this organization is called Operation Paperback, they do far more than just supply books to troops overseas. For a more extensive look at what they do, you can visit their website at www.OperationPaperback.org/about.php.

While it is called Operation Paperback, you can donate paperback or hardback books. Because of the weight of hardback books, it is cost prohibitive to ship these books. If you donate hardback books, these books will be sold and the money is used to ship more paperback books. If you would prefer to make a cash donation, please visit their website at www.OperationPaperback.org and click on the Donate Now button.

Hike for Mental Health logo

Hike for Mental Health is an organization raising public awareness of the challenges and suffering faced by those afflicted by mental illness and their families. They also increase public appreciation for and responsible use of wilderness trails. If you’d like to learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.HikeForMentalHealth.org.