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November 13, 2016

Books for Keeps Book and Fund Drive

by Donna Huber

I wanted to give you an update on the book/fund drive we are doing with Books for Keeps, an Athens, Georgia-based literacy charity. Books For Keeps hopes to provide low-income children in 11 schools with books that they take home and keep forever. They are projecting they need 75,000 books so that all children in these schools can take home 12 books when school ends in the spring.

I would love for Girl Who Reads readers to provide a whole classroom with books. Will you help us reach our goal?

You can help in two ways.

  1. Donate gently used books. I'm collecting books between now and Dec. 19. You can email me at donna (at) and I will send the address to send the books. We received our  first shipment of donated books this week!
    donated books
  2. Donate money. Instead of donating new books, you can make a financial donation and they will stretch your dollars farther with special discount rates they have secured with publishers and distributors. For example, a $10 donation can buy 3 Wimpy Kid books. To donate: Donate via the Books for Keeps website, and make sure to select "Girl Who Reads campaign" under the donation designation field (found below the Payment Information section).
On Tuesday, November 29, all monetary gifts are matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. Donate today!
For more details, read the original post about the book drive.

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