Day 344: Books for Africa
Day 344 is a two-fold day, the inspiration for today’s give comes from another great individual Living Philanthropic, Braxton of Pulse Social Media. Keep up the great work, Braxton. The second part of today’s give is to announce the Featured Charity for the Month of April, which will be Literacy Works Chicago. Literacy Works will be the first charity of Living Philanthropic Year Two, I will be collecting my daily donations and make a contribution to the Crowdrise project throughout the month of April. I will also be making an appearance at Literacy Work’s Much Ado About Tango benefit at the end of April. There will be a dedicated post about this shortly.
The mission of Books For Africa is to end the book famine in Africa. With your help, we will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.
Books donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals, and organizations are sorted and packed by volunteers who carefully choose books that are age and subject appropriate. Books for Africa sends good books, enough books for a whole class to use.
They are shipped in sea containers paid for by contributions from people like you. It costs about 50 cents to send a book from the United States to Africa. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 24 million books to 45 African countries. They are on once-empty library shelves, in classrooms in rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never before held a book. Each book will be read over and over again. When the books arrive, they go to those who need them most: children who are hungry to read, hungry to learn, hungry to explore the world in ways that only books make possible.
Amount Donated: $5
To support Books for Africa, please visit: https://www.booksforafrica.org