Last week I heard about an amazing organization on Twitter via a tweet by Meg Cabot.
It’s called the Book Wish Foundation, and they do some amazing work. They provide books to those in need, specifically AIDS orphans in Ghana and refugees in Darfur. But it’s not just the books that they provide. They also offer literacy programs, reading glasses, and even solar rechargeable lights! For more information on what Book Wish Foundation does, and for info on donating, click here (they’re able to explain it so much better than I can).
Back to why Meg Cabot was tweeting about Book Wish Foundation! She will be participating in an amazing project with quite a few other authors and poets. By donating $20, your name can appear in a book about wishes! How incredibly cool would that be? All the proceeds of the book will be donated to the UN’s agency of refugees, the UNHCR, to build libraries in refugee camps in Chad. The book, which will be called What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur, will be published in September 2011 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Definitely check out the Act Now page, with some great suggestions on how you can get involved, with things that take as little as 1 minute (like following the Book Wish Foundation on Twitter). There’s something there that just about anyone can do, even if you can’t spare a lot of time or money.