Friday, December 10, 2010

Giving back for December

It's been a little chilly around here lately - minus twenty Celcius. But this morning, it's much warmer - which usually means SNOW!

first day of freeze-up


settling in for a long winter's rest
 Here's a little GIVING BACK post to warm your heart.
The New York Lit.World is accepting donations for children's picture books in partnership with The International Book Bank. The books will be shipped to Liberia and Sierra Leone to find children who may never have had a book of their own - some never have seen a picture book before.

Ambassador Kimmie Weeks reading aloud from book donations
About LitWorld: LitWorld is a non-profit organisation that advocates for global literacy. LitWorld believes stories are life-changing and sharing stories will create connections that have the power to change the world.
About The International Book Bank: An organisation that has been delivering free books and educational materials to developing countries since 1987, with the goal of increasing literacy and advancing education.

WHERE TO MAIL OR BRING BOOKS

LitWorld and The International Book Bank would like new or gently used favorite books to be mailed to:
LitWorld Holiday Book Drive C/O
Deacon Sharon Brennen
Christian Pre-School
Dobbs Ferry Lutheran Church
43 Ashford Ave
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522


CONNECT WITH LITWORLD!

litworld.org

facebook.com/litworld

twitter.com/litworldsays

16 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Terry, that is wonderful! I love finding out about drives like this. I'll try and blog about it. You're awesome. Have a great holiday season, and don't freeze. I know it's colder where you are, but it's been freezing here in Maine for the last couple days. In the teens...it's too early for that.

Jess said...

Ditto to everything salarsen said! Thanks for spreading awareness about cool drives like this :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a great idea for giving back. I'm glad there are so many organizations promoting literacy for kids.

Gorgeous photos! And I had to laugh that it warms up to snow where you live :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What a wonderful idea! And your view is so gorgeous.

Katie Ganshert said...

Breathtaking pictures! And what an awesome program. There's a program I'm familiar with as a teacher called Books of Hope. Students write and publish high-quality books and send them to students in Uganda. Super cool program!

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like a wonderful organization!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds cool! And I want your view.

Tess said...

this is neat and your view IS gorgeous. Cold, but gorgeous :)

KarenG said...

It's just hard to imagine children who have never had a book of their own! I want to empty out my library right now. Thanks for the info.

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome! Love this charity!

Your photos are gorgeous! Enjoy the snow - we've got a bit too :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wonderful pictures, Terry! We are under our first Blizzard warning tomorrow. I'm not sure if I believe the weather guys after last weeks big storm...I mean dusting of snow...

It sounds like LitWorld is a wonderful organization!

Vicki Rocho said...

I've been surrounded by books as long as I can remember. I can't imagine what life would be like without them. What a good cause!

Rena said...

Great pictures! And thanks for the link. What a great way to spread reading around the world.

Susan Fields said...

What gorgeous photos - we had our first snow last night and woke up to a white world this morning.

That's awesome what LitWorld is doing - thanks for passing it on for us!

Paul Greci said...

Great photos Terry. And thanks for the connection to LitWorld. A friend of my did her Peace Corps work in Sierra Leone.

kangaroobee said...

That's a great idea. And even if we don't have a whole lot right now, we know where to come when we do!