Get Behind A Great Cause – We Give Books!

We Give Books is a wonderful initiative created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation. Basically for every free childrens book you read online, they will donate a physical book to a campaign of your choosing.  There are currently 4 campaigns which you can choose from allowing you to assist dissadvantaged communities in Central America, Mexico and Asia.  The campaign has a goal to hit 1 Million books donated and read online.  Currently they’re at:

952,599

Books Read To Date

More Information About This From the We Give Books About Page

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.

The Books

We are dedicated to delivering award-winning books empowering you to read and share beautiful stories with children in your life. With age-appropriate content for young readers, our goal is to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Books are right at the heart of this program — books for reading and books for giving!

All of the books available for online reading are children’s picture books appropriate for children through age ten. There is a mix of fiction and nonfiction, a range of authors, and an equal balance between read-alouds and books for independent readers. We’ll be adding news books every month, together with special seasonal offerings.

The We Give Books team works upfront with each non-profit literacy partner to identify the kinds of children’s books that best fit their program needs. Some of the same great books you can read online will be donated to our charity partners through your reading efforts. We also donate others they request specifically for the young people they serve.

Want to find out more or better yet, get started?

Go to http://www.wegivebooks.org and sign in through your facebook account.  Then all you need to do is choose which campaign you wish to support and start reading.  The books are quality childrens books and seriously only take you a couple of minutes to read, so for 5 minutes of your time your doing your part to help spread a lifetime love affair of books to youngsters who previously wouldn’t have had a chance.


2 Comments:
Tiffany Taylor says:

What a great program :)

I agree! I wish I had heard of it earlier – such an easy way to help donate to a good cause.

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