Campbell, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2010
BookRenter (http://www.bookrenter.com), the leading online textbook company, today announced that in an effort to assist with Haitian earthquake relief efforts, the company will contribute five percent of revenues from all textbook rentals, up to $25,000, to Relief International’s Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response Program. BookRenter will base its donation on every textbook rented today through Sunday. Money will be directed to Relief International’s Emergency Response teams who seek to provide immediate lifesaving services to the women, children and elderly effected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island nation.
“This is a time when we, as a company and as people, need to show compassion to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti,” said Mehdi Maghsoodnia, chief executive officer of BookRenter. “In addition to doing our part, we are in a position to empower students to join relief efforts as well. Students often feel powerless to contribute financially to disaster relief, but we can allow them to participate in a large-scale effort by contributing a portion of proceeds from books they already planned to rent for their courses.”
To rent textbooks and aid victims of the Haiti quake, please visit http://www.bookrenter.com today through Sunday, January 17.
BookRenter launched in 2008 and is dedicated to making education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 75% off the retail price. BookRenter’s innovative pricing and operating systems provide students with the best price, highest quality books, and most flexible rental experience available today. Currently carrying over 3 million titles and serving thousands of students on over 5,000 U.S. campuses, BookRenter is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, growing at over 300% each year. BookRenter, with offices in Campbell, California, is a private company that is funded by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms. To learn more about how to use BookRenter for all of your textbook rental needs, please visit BookRenter.com.