Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Children's Books Needed

Donate a box of books for children, and the postage will be free!

I don't post press releases or that sort of thing, but I received some news worth publicizing this morning from Mitchell Silverman, co-founder and CEO of The Giving Effect, a NYC startup that represents 1,300 charities nationwide. Operation Kid Equip (OKE) will host its first mail-in book drive for at-risk children in Detroit, in partnership with The Giving Effect. As unbelievable as it may sound, many of these children do not have a single book in their homes--and books in the home are integral to literacy and future success. So please, take a look in your overstuffed bookcases or elsewhere and see what you can contribute; you'll make a true difference in the life of a child. Between now and May 14, when you donate new or gently used children's books to OKE, the postage will be free. For complete details and to donate books, please visit The Giving Effect. Thank you!


  1. What a great cause! I don't have any children's books but I hope they do well. This is definitely a worthy cause. Thanks for posting about it.

  2. Thanks Suko for highlighting this. It's certainly a very good cause.

  3. This is a cause i cant say no to . Nice of you to blog about it. Though i don't have any children's books,let me see how i can pitch in.thanks for posting.

  4. This a great cause-My wife and I took about 100 children's books our daughters had out grown to a local home for children without parents-we were able to give each child to books-many of the kids hugged their books they were so happy as never before had they had their own book-(this was in Metro Manila area)-

  5. This is a wonderful thing; thanks for letting is know about this.

  6. Susan, thank you so much for sharing our effort with your readers. What we are doing is really an exercise in kindness and honesty, and it's been wonderful to see so many people discussing the event and taking interest.

    Thank you, Mitchell Silverman
    Co-founder, The Giving Effect

  7. I'd be happy to give books if I hasn't been so far !

  8. Thanks so much for posting this Suko! I will have to take a look around!

  9. Thank you all for the comments. I plan on donating a box or two of books to this great cause. I wish bookstores would get involved and help out! They often have surplus books.

  10. Thank you for the link Suko. This is a great cause!

  11. I hadn't heard of this so thanks for sharing!


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