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Crowdsourcing help required: creating a database of literacy/reading/book charities

Posted on | October 27, 2012 | No Comments

Every year I published a list of literacy / reading / book charities and Not-for-Profits around the world. Last year’s list contained over 125 charities/Not-for-Profits and can be found here.

To make the list more user friendly, I’m in the process of creating a searchable database of all relevant charities/NfPs (so you can search by location, type of donations sought etc). This task, however, is rather a mammoth one, so I’m calling on everyone to help with 5 minutes of their time: If your favourite reading / literacy / charity is not listed below, please add it using THIS FORM. I’d be grateful if you could add as many details about the charity as possible, though I will of course double check all details before publishing the searchable database in late December 2012 / early January 2013.

Charities already listed in database (as of October 28th 2012 – I will update this list daily)

A to Z Literacy Movement
Bag Books
Book Aid for Africa
Book Aid International
Book Ends
Books in Homes Australia
Booktrust
Borderline Books
Calgary Reads
Discover Books
Dymocks Children’s Charities
Eklavya
Federation of Children’s Book Groups
First Book Canada
Give a Book
help2read
IBBY
Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Katha
Listening Books
Little Free Library
LitWorld
Mary Mead – At Home with Books
National Literacy Trust
Outside In
Paint the Town REaD
Pelican Post
Pratham
Pratham Books
READ International
ReadWell
School Aid
Seven Stories
S.T.E.L.L.A.A.
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library
The Book Bus
The Book Trade Charity
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation
The Little Big Book Club
Volunteer Reading Help

If you work for one of the charities listed and would like to double check the information included in the database, please contact me and I’ll send you what I have.

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