Since 1972, Operation Pass Along has shared more than 245,000 books, tapes, vestments and other items!
Pioneered by the late Wynne Swinson Hensel, a resident of Hillspeak for many years, Operation Pass Along is a tangible extension of our mission of sharing “the words and work of the faithful throughout the Anglican Communion,” providing a system of collecting books about the Church and usable vestments from those who no longer want or need them and passing them along to those who do.
Requests for books from seminarians or other readers are filled from whatever is on our shelves at no charge other than for shipping and handling. When we have funds available, books and vestments are reshipped at no charge to churches and rectors in Less Developed Countries where access to those items is limited or too costly.
If you or your parish has books or vestments that are not being used, you are encouraged to send them to:
Operation Pass Along
805 County Road 102
Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9705
The most economical way to send books is via the U.S. Postal Service, marked “Media Mail.” We will send you a receipt for the number of packages received. If you wish to claim them as a tax-deductible, charitable donation, you must put a value on them; if you obtain a receipt from the post office, you may also claim the cost of mailing.
Your request list for books may also be sent to the same address. Requests may also be made via e-mail or telephone. When sending requests, it will help us help you if you are as specific as possible with titles and names of authors. We will check your list against our holdings and will advise you of the postage and handling charge to send the book(s) to you (there is no charge for the book itself). Upon receipt of your remittance, we will mail the book(s) to you.
We will hold your request for a year if we do not have the book at the time of requesting, and will notify you as above if and when a requested book is received. If at the end of a year you have not heard from us and want us to continue to watch for the book, you must re-submit your request in writing.
Items come and go almost daily so we do not attempt to catalog them nor do we maintain a printed list.
For more information, please call 479-253-9701 or e-mail us at OperationPassAlong@anglicandigest.org.