Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Read a book. Give a book- Combining the joy of reading with the power of helping others
Happy first night of Hanukkah!! With that, I have a wonderful site to share that just puts a smile on my face, especially during this holiday season.
We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.
We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers.
We Give Books also helps some of the world's best, most inspiring, literacy organizations by spreading the word about their great work and by providing books to the young people these organizations support.
HOW IT WORKS:
We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.
Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, we donate a book to a leading literacy group on your behalf.
The more you read, the more we give.
Choose a title from our growing digital library and start reading. Once you're book is selected you can then choose the organization on whose behalf you wish to read.
The book you select appears in a special reading window, and you can page through it exactly as you would if you were holding it in your hands.
When you finish reading, you need only to confirm your effort to let us know it's time to share another hardcover or paperback book with a child in need. Read as many books as you like, as many times as you like.
Every campaign has its own donation goal. Once a campaign you've supported reaches its goal, we'll send you and your child a personalized email, thanking you for all your effort.
What a wonderful way to give during this joyous time of year. Please share this and pay it forward. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday and new year!