Friday, October 2, 2015

Fundraising Fridays

October starts on a good note, with festivities around the corner and the start of the Joy of Giving Daan Utsav. It's a great feeling to bring you this edition of Fundraising Fridays, with a glimpse of milestones Donate-a-Book has crossed in the last 3 months since its launch and the good news of Donate-a-Book having won the 'Publishing Innovation of the Year' at The Publishing Next Industry Awards 2015.

With 81 campaigns funded on the platform in the last 90 days, over 30,000 books have been raised through them. These books have reached over 250 libraries spreading the joy of reading to 1,00,000+ children. From a tiny village in Kolwadi near Pune, to the hinterlands of Bundelkhand, our books have travelled far landing into little hands which have cherished them.

This October starts with a hope of sending out another 20,000 books by Children's Day this year.You can help India's children read by participating in our Donate-a-Thon to ensure 50,000 books land into the laps of children who love reading.

This week's list of campaigns ending soon as well as new arrivals are listed below, to help you make a swift choice to help India's children read:

Updated on 9th October 2015

In a Government school in Chennai, 26 second graders are hoping to get books to read. Only 6 days left to help them.

Only 424 new books are required to get 200 children reading more books. Build a library in Bengaluru Now!

CORP works for orphans,street children, differently able, those from marginalized and vulnerable section of slum communities in Mumbai and is seeking 1762 more books in 7 days. They need our support.

Lend a hand to set up the first library in St. Francis English Medium High School in Pune. 60% of the journey covered, only a little more to cover in the next 8 days.

Sidharth Sadarangani's class of 30 Grade 3 students is raising funds for library which will serve the entire school. They just have a few hours to go and 556 more books to raise. (Closed)

A place that houses your best friend- yes, the library! Help this Kannada medium school set up a English library to master a new language. Just 200 books short of their dream library. (Closed)

Level 1 books to build interest in reading and Level 2 books to getting them to read is what this teacher from Ahmedabad is raising funds for. 250 books and 2 days to go(Closed)

This school in Chennai is already past the half mark and needs your support to reach the finish line. 7 days left to raise 144 books to help these little readers. (Fully-funded)

We have a bunch of new and exciting campaigns this week.

Aham Bhumika is hoping to fulfill its long term dream of setting up a library in the village they work in, on outskirts of Bhopal. Help them fulfill their dream here.

With a focus on setting up more libraries in the village communities of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, IT Nature Trust is seeking 800 books.

A very small children's library in Cuddalore, a town near Pondicherry does read aloud sessions with over 200 children every week. They require exciting and engaging books to inspire the children to read more. Support them.

A PhD student is passionate about setting up a library in his village's Government school to help nurture the reading habit in children. Help him raise the 800 books required for the children there.

Experience the Joy of Giving with Donate-a-Book : a unique crowdfunding platform for children's books.

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