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Calling all Book Lovers and Authors to Make a Difference to a Child in Need…

17 Jan
Calling all Book Lovers and Authors to Make a Difference to a Child in Need…

Thanks to Michelle for reblogging another Michelle’s post for a good cause, which I have re-reblogged here. I won’t be changing my name to Michelle though unless supplied with several thousand books, then I may consider it…

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It’s a little early, but I wanted to reach out to all of the book lovers and authors who’d like to join me during the month of March to get quality books into the hands of deserving kids.

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Last year, I started the initiative, “MARCHing Books to Kids” to raise awareness and collect books for children of incarcerated parents. I was delighted to have authors and lit lovers from all over the world support this cause. In fact, we collected 348 books from generous people in 11 different states and 4 countries! I hope this year will be just as great! The feedback from the participating families was incredible. They were especially touched that authors signed books for their children. That was a new experience for most of the families.

According to Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. DO NOT own books. …

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Posted by on 17/01/2016 in Blogging, Children's Literature, Life

 

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20 responses to “Calling all Book Lovers and Authors to Make a Difference to a Child in Need…

  1. Resa

    17/01/2016 at 20:51

    Great cause!

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  2. macjam47

    17/01/2016 at 21:04

    Thanks for reblogging Steve. Changing your name isn’t required. Have a great rest of your Sunday.

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  3. clarepooley33

    17/01/2016 at 22:35

    Thanks for the re-blog Ste. This is such a good cause.

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  4. Letizia

    18/01/2016 at 19:36

    Great cause, so great of you to have shared the word.

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  5. shadowoperator

    19/01/2016 at 18:30

    You have your finger on the World of Reading’s pulse–and it’s heart beats for everyone, for it’s nice to see such a worthwhile charity operating to make books available to those who otherwise might not have them.

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    • Ste J

      21/01/2016 at 18:27

      Spreading book love is always a pleasure but when it is for a (more than usual) good cause then I am all for it. I constantly wonder where some of my books have gone, perhaps I gave them away to good homes, I can’t complain as long as they made somebody happy.

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  6. Sherri

    21/01/2016 at 12:32

    Thanks for sharing this link my friend, so important, heading over. So sorry I have been MIA lately from your blog.all blogs. I’ve been in a bit of a blogging state of freeze. Two posts since the new year! But I’m melting, slowly. I’m so far behind, so I’ll start from here on. Hope all is well with you…

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    • Ste J

      21/01/2016 at 18:19

      That’s the problem with the blogging world, it’s constantly updated and there is no time to go back pick up on all the posts already gone. I am glad you are getting back into the groove. I haven’t visited any sites since Sunday and probably won’t until Saturday at best. Fortunately we are all in the same boat so I share your pain.

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      • Sherri

        22/01/2016 at 12:33

        I fully understand, we are all in the same boat and it is frustrating. But I am so glad to see you up and running again with your wonderful posts my friend! I’ll wish you a wonderful weekend and will catch up with you again very soon 🙂

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  7. Asha

    07/02/2016 at 06:12

    Caught in our myriad miseries, we hardly ever realise others out there are grappling with hard times and need our support. In such a situation, happy to see you’ve shared the matter here. You’re a really terrific person, J.

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    • Ste J

      07/02/2016 at 10:10

      We do get wrapped up in our own lives and it is a jolt to realise how good we have it and as books play such a huge part on our lives, I knew this would resonate with people, especially as they remember their own childhood book memories.

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  8. Elizabeth Melton Parsons

    07/02/2016 at 15:34

    Hard to believe–two thirds of low income families in US do not own any books. Pretty sad. I’d never have guessed that. I know a lot of low income families and they all have books. Very good cause, Ste J. Hope you’ve been doing well. 🙂

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    • Ste J

      09/02/2016 at 13:42

      Hello my friend, I have been doing very well of late, except for posting which has gone quiet for some reason. I hope you are also well? I find it sad that there are families that don’t have books, see no need for them or have interest in them, yet everybody seems to own a TV and have that as the focal point of their living room.

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