Do you provide tax receipts for all donations?
Yes, we do! We are a 501C ministry.  I send out tax receipts when they are asked for.  Mail a note inside your box to let me know to mail or email one to you.  If you are making an online donation or if I missed your note. send me an email and I get one to you.

How do I request materials?
Mail a request to:

Book Samaritan
1715 Grandview Ave
Pawhuska,OK 74056
Please DO NOT email your request!!!!!

Do I need to provide any proof of income? eligibility to home school? etc.?
No, we do not require proof of anything to request materials for us. We rely on the honors system that you are truly in need when you request help from us.

Should I type a letter or is handwritten OK?
I prefer a neatly handwritten or printed letter. Either is fine so long as I can read it.

Should I send you my phone #?
It never hurts to send your phone #.  If I have a question I can call you. 

How is Book Samaritan run?
We are a ministry of our local church here in Pawhuska. We are funded through private donations and requests are filled by volunteers.

When is the best time of year to request materials?

If you want to receive materials by the start of the school year, May or June would be the best time to send us a request. July and August are the busiest time of year for us and if you wait till then to send a letter, expect to wait a month or more.

How specific should my request be?
You are welcome to be as specific as necessary, It does help if you list a curriculum preference. Sometimes an example is helpful if we don't have exactly what you need. Also let us know if it would be alright to substitute. Requests are filled faster if there is no preference. Please don't send me a 5 page list and email me a week later asking where your books are. 

 Is there a limit to the amount of material one can request?
No, there isn't.  Although you may not get everything that you ask for, it never hurts to ask.  Another request can always be sent if you are missing an item you desperately need.

Is there a database where I can view the materials you have?
No there isn't, our inventory changes daily.   Donations come in and we send out requests daily,  keeping up with a database would be far too difficult.  My time is better spent mailing materials to people in need.

How long can I expect to wait for materials?
Under "normal" circumstances, usually about a month. During the summer, our busiest season, this time may be longer.

* If anyone has any other questions not covered here please email me.