Supporting Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for All  (HJH Foundation) The HJH Foundation, a Colorado-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization solicits funding for the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca and the Mobile Project. All financial contributions are tax-deductible.

How Your Gift Makes a Difference

By supporting the HJH Foundation you help us keep books in the hands of children and access to information available to everyone. 

With your donation and through substantial discounts from wholesalers and publishers we are able to purchase new books at very low prices.  We are also able to pay for the cost of shipping of donated new books.

Your donation helps support the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca which houses over 12,000 books and is equipped with computers and access to the Internet. Classes held here include English as a second language, public health, and arts education. The library also supports local schools by providing curriculum materials and basic school supplies for students and teachers.

Your contribution also helps support the Mobile Project, which offers a regularly scheduled service to 36 surrounding communities.   The Mobile Project serves as a vital link between remote villages and the town of San Juan del Sur by offering rural residents with equal access to public services.  In addition to library and information services, the Mobile Project provides medical and dental clinics, optometric services, and building improvements by partnering with international organizations such as VOSH and Rotary International.

The San Juan del Sur Biblioteca and the Mobile Project are a source for training and employment of local Nicaraguans.  The librarians, drivers, and educators are local people.  The project is grassroots and non-partisan.

Please join us in helping assure the future for Nicaraguans by supporting our library programs.

How To Support Our Work

By JustGiving

To donate via JustGiving click the button above.

By Paypal

To donate via PayPal click the button above.

By Check

If you prefer to donate by check, send your tax-deductible donations to:  

Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries For All Foundation 
1716 Del Norte Ave
Loveland, Colorado, 80538

By Amazon Smile

The HJH Foundation is part of Amazon Smile making it easier than ever to contribute to our mission. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to us each time you shop on Amazon if we are your designated charity. To set us up as your charity of choice follow these steps.

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your credentials
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice (HESTER J. HODGDON LIBRARIES FOR ALL PROGRAM)
  4. Select your charity
  5. Start shopping!
  6. Add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

If you have used AmazonSmile before simply list the Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries For All Foundation as a charity to support then remember to shop at Amazon using instead of the normal!

Amazon Smile App

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Hester J Hodgdon Libraries For All Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users.

By Amazon Wishlist

Donate needed items through Amazon Wishlist!

The library has created an Amazon wish list of items that we would particularly like to receive. Here you can find books, games, and craft items that we would love to have. If you like, you may purchase the items through the site and have them shipped to the HJH Foundation in Colorado. They will then be re-shipped to Central America and be put to use. Click here!