Towards the end of last year I published a list of charities I’ve come across working in the field of literacy, books and / or reading. I promised that for every comment I received I’d make a donation to both my eldest daughter’s school and also to my chosen charity, The Book Bus. Here are the books I sent thanks to your generosity in commenting:
To M’s school I sent:
To The Book Bus I sent:
The Library Development Campaign 2011 has a target of raising £5000 by September 30th 2011. With those funds The Book Bus will renovate and stock 5 school libraries in Malawi and provide a trained librarian for each one. I like this quote on their campaign page: “The most important factor in any library is the librarian who must be trained to run the lending scheme, maintain the books and above to encourage children (and adults) to come inside and discover the magic of reading.”
The Book in Every Hand campaign is about donating books and additionally a small amount of money in order that The Book Bus may gift a book to every child they work with in Malawi in 2011 – they are targeting 2000 books and £1,000 to cover the cost of sending the books to Malawi.
You can donate from anywhere in the world. If you want to send them books, here’s some advice on what to send. If you want to donate money, here’s information on how to do that online or via the post. If everyone of you reading this post donated just £3 The Book Bus would reach their target for their Library Development Campaign.