Sponsor a Project - Donate Dictionaries

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Sponsoring a dictionary project is a practical way to promote literacy in your community and to make connections with your local schools.

1. If you're new to the project, please visit the section of the website called 'Projects' to find out which schools in your area are in need of dictionary project sponsors for their children. You will want to contact the school district to discuss your idea with them and get permission to visit the schools. (See the 'Sponsors' Resources' section for help with this.)

2. Once you've made contact with the schools and know how many books you will need for the students and the teachers, it's time to choose a book. You can look at our bookshelf to see the dictionaries and other reference books we offer. Click on the books to see inside them. Or if you prefer, you can order a sample kit with a selection of books. This will allow you to show them to school personnel so that they can choose the books that best suit their students.

3. To get books for your project, click here.
Note that the donation requested for the books includes the cost of shipping within the continental United States. Also, shipping costs are included for orders of the Canadian editions being shipped in Canada. Please call the office for information about shipping outside of the continental U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

If you prefer not to order online, you can call the Dictionary Project Office at 843-388-8375 or 843-856-2706, or you can order by mail. If you would like to order by mail, click here to download a copy of our newsletter and order form. Please print the form and send it along with your donation to the address indicated on the form.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for answers to questions that we receive from our donors. If your question is still not answered, please use the Contact Us page to reach us.