Thanks to your support, we have now reached the $10 Million mark for funds raised for literacy. Who would have thought that a simple idea like selling books could have had this much impact on the world?
I mean, look at this thing: $10,000,000. That's so many zeroes!
Please enjoy a glimpse into our internal hootenanny in the video above.
You may recall that we promised some special news, too. To commemorate the event, we are proud to announce a new commitment from here on out: Every time you buy a book on BetterWorldBooks.com, we donate a book to someone in need.
No matter if you buy an exhaustive tome about economics or a light summer beach read, we'll donate a book through our partnerships with Books for Africa and Feed the Children. You can find out all about it at our Book for Book page.
Thank you. We couldn't have come this far without you. With this under our belt, just imagine the good we can do together from here on out.
Books For Africa is a simple name for an organization with a simple mission. BFA collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to children in Africa. The goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 20 million books. These books are now on once empty library shelves, in the classrooms of rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never held a book before.
Invisible Children improves the quality of life for war-affected children by providing access to quality education, enhanced learning environments and innovative economic opportunities for the community. Through education and innovative economic opportunities, they partner with affected communities and strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living in conflict and post conflict regions.
NCFL's mission is to create a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family. Through groundbreaking initiatives, the NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation's most disadvantaged children and parents. More than one million families throughout the country have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of the NCFL's work, which includes training more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of other volunteers.
Room to Read has developed a holistic, multi-pronged approach to help children in the developing world gain the lifelong gift of education. This approach includes building schools, establishing bilingual libraries, publishing local language books, establishing computer labs, and funding long-term girls' scholarships. Since its inception in 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 1.7 million children.
Worldfund's unique mission is to support high-quality and results-driven education in Latin America—the key to transforming lives and reducing poverty. Through their investment in schools, gifted student programs and superior teacher training, they have directly impacted 32,000 impoverished students in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.
Starting August 15, 2011, we are making an additional commitment to a simple system: You buy, we donate - Book for BookTM. Learn more
As of August 15, 2011 we have raised over $10 million for Literacy including:
A few of our Literacy Fund beneficiaries include:
Learn more about the funds and books that, together, we have provided to some of the most important literacy initiatives around the world today.
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