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Pink Book Sale

Over the past 2 years the Pink Book Sale has collected hundreds of thousands of books for Safe and Sound, one of the country’s largest breast cancer awareness campaigns, and sold them to raise money for patients needing treatment. Whether you want to donate books or come and help us sort and sell them, we will be delighted to hear from you!

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Pink Book Sale Project

Volunteer In UAE, in association with BurJuman’s Breast Cancer Awareness Programme ‘Safe and Sound’ and Aramex PJSC, is super excited to launch its new initiative – the Pink Ribbon Book Club!
The aim of this initiative is to raise both awareness and funds for Safe & Sound, one of the largest breast cancer awareness campaigns in the region – you can find out more here www.safeandsound.ae.
Safe and Sound are the team behind the yearly Pink Walkathon at BurJuman, that saw 8000 people take the streets in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in 2009.

How it works

The Pink Ribbon Book Club will start off with an immediate objective to collect unwanted books in the Dubai community which will then be sold to raise funds for the Safe & Sound Campaign.

Where do I, the volunteer, fit in?

There are a few ways to help, listed below:

  1. Individual donor - First things first – we need books! Many of you have already come forward asking us where to donate books and now is the perfect opportunity. As an individual book donor, you can contact us telling us what books you have to donate. We will then liaise with you to have them picked up or dropped off.
  2. Corporate donor - In the event that you are able to help arrange a corporate donation with your workplace, we’d love to hear from you. The way this works is that you internally co-ordinate a donation with your colleagues. You can contact us to arrange a large pick-up of the books, and we’ll arrange the details.
  3. Area co-ordinator - Another extremely useful way to help would be to step forward as an area coordinator volunteer. For example, an area coordinator in the Greens community would accept donations from individual donors (see point number 1 above!) until we can come pick up a larger amount of books.
  4. On the day itself - On the event day itself we need volunteers (and MANY of them)! Please keep an eye on our Event Listings page for details.

Whichever category you fit in, we’d appreciate if you double check to see that the right type of books are donated (see below!).

What kind of books can I donate?

Full and detailed guidelines for book donation are available upon request. 

In brief:

  1. Books should be in good condition with no torn pages (remember, we still have to sell them!)
  2. English will be preferred as they tend to sell better from past experience
  3. No offensive, illegal, or inappropriate books please. If you wouldn’t read it to your mother, please don’t donate it to us!

How much of the proceeds will be given to Safe & Sound?

100%! The funds will be used by them to continue raising awareness for breast cancer in the UAE, as well as to provide tangible support to less fortunate women in the city, in the form of free mammograms.

When & where will the sale happen?

The sale will happen monthly on the second Friday of every month in Burjuman.

How are all of these books going to be collected? 

This massive operation would not be possible without your support, a lot of organizing, and a helping hand from Aramex who have graciously offered us their pick-up services free of charge. We’ll be using their help to collect the larger donations, such as the corporate donations mentioned above.

We’re in love with this idea and hope you are too. By participating, you will be:

  1. Raising awareness for breast cancer
  2. Raising funds for breast cancer
  3. Reducing waste by helping books be re-used rather than thrown away
  4. Sharing the wonderful gift of a book with someone who is willing to buy something you no longer want

I love it! How do I get involved?

Get in touch ASAP to take part either as a volunteer or as a donor by emailing us at bookclub@volunteerinuae.com. Please send us the following details in the email:

  1. Full contact details (Name, Email Address, Residency Area, Phone Number)
  2. How you want to participate from the options listed above
  3. All relevant details, such as how many books you have, your location, and the date that this will be ready

We’re waiting for your email, drop us a line now!


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