It’s The Most Wonderful Post Of The Year

December 18th, 2006 · 3 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Year-end is approaching more rapidly than it has in previous years (we have done some scientific testing, and, yes, we all lost a week), so we’ll make our annual “give lots of money to literacy programs in time for the year-end tax deduction deadline” post short and sweet.

Give lots of money to literacy programs. Our favorite group is ProLiteracy Worldwide. If you can’t give cash, please consider donating time. There are millions of people who need help learning to read. What seems so easy for many us is very difficult for many others. Reading is a skill that we can share with others.

Thank you.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • SusanGable // Dec 18, 2006 at 5:46 pm

    I’m on the board of First Book Erie — First Book is an organization that works to get new books into the hands of poverty-level children, many of whom don’t have many children’s books in their homes. The programs require that the children recieve about 6 books over a year-long time span.

    Because teaching kids to love books is an important step as well.

  • Nora Roberts // Dec 19, 2006 at 7:51 am

    I’d just like to put in another plug for ProLiteracy. It’s an amazing organization, and a personal favorite. They do wonderful work. And if you want to keep it closer to home, most libraries have a literacy program.

  • Maximum Persuasion // Jul 18, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    I think Michael Dell has the new program called “A Laptop for Every Child”. He does this by manufacturing very cheap devices (with wifi) costing up to $100.

    Now it would be good if an NGO launches a global “A Bookstore for Every Neighboorhood” which is subsidized by government and maintained by the locals.

    If only people donate ONE used book for their local Bookstore we’d see literacy miracles!