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A FREE way to make a difference

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Trying not to sound Spammy here, but the issue of literacy is important to me.

Copied from www.theliteracysite.com

The Literacy Site is dedicated to funding free books for children.

On average, over 80,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button. To date, more than 87 million visitors have helped provide more than 2.5 million books to children who need them the most.

Worldwide, there are more than 770 million illiterate adults, two-thirds of whom are women. In addition, there are over 100 million children not currently enrolled in primary school and millions of others not currently enrolled in secondary school. Education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries, and future generations. Through the opportunities that only an education can provide, we can break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time. Together, The Literacy Site and its international partner, Room to Read, provide books to children in some of the poorest regions of the world, including Tibet, India, Vietnam, and Laos.

CLICK HERE to give books and make a difference. There’s no cost.