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Day 351: Reuse for Good – Books for Charity

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I am on a path to reuse for good. I have started with books and will continue to find other items around the house to reuse, upcycle and give away. But today I will be giving away one book, one person, one day at a time.

“Reading is a joy and a gift that you are offering our children.
Your gift cannot be truly measured in dollars and cents but will be counted in the lives that you have touched.” Bob Smith

Day 351: Give 351

How many books do you have sitting collecting dust on your bookshelves?

How many could be donated for good?

Fall clean up has begun at our house and yesterday (Day 350)  I found great ways to reuse for good by donating our cloths and household items. Today I had one more donation to make that is so important. Books.

We all like to save them for a rainy day with the thought we may pick them up and read them yet again. In my case it is children’s books that are overflowing at our house. Does my son really need a small library of books that are sitting downstairs when instead they could be put to good use by children that don’t have the luxury of books at home or in their school libraries?

It was time to take the books off the shelves and put the into the hands of children that truly need them. The Reading Tree was my charity of choice to get these books into the right little hands.

Did you know that readiness levels for kids entering school can be directly tied to income levels?
Did you know that 61% of low income families have no children’s books in the home?
The books are out there. Thousands upon thousands end up in landfills each year.

The Reading Tree has drop boxes and will also come to your home for a pick up. They have locations across Canada and the US so we can all do our part to keep our books out of landfills and into the hands of people that will truly enjoy them. It will take just a few minutes of your time to do a lifetime of good.
Time Commitment: 15 minutes search drop location and drive to drop
Cost: 0

Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.

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