Friday, October 9, 2009

Reading Is A Hoot!

Today, I am going to share with you something very special to me. I started a cause called 'Give Books Give Smiles'. Its objective is not something grand, but great and very dear to me. It's to bring smiles to kids through books, one kid at a time. 'Give books Give Smiles' aims to collect books in donation for little kids in the streets of India.

I want to spread awareness about the many kids in India who instead of going to school, end up working or begging in streets due to neglect, poverty and the other unfortunate circumstances. They are not only deprived of an education but also of their childhood. They have probably never seen the inside of a book, never received a gift. I want to give them a gift, a gift of books which makes them smile.


I appeal to all of you to help me spread the word about this cause among your friends and family. All the books will be distributed by me personally. I'll keep the calendar page (currently under construction) updated. All the monetary donations will be used for buying books from used books stores and for shipping (if I am unable to carry all of them with me).

Please visit 'Give Books Give Smiles' for details. There is a button on the website which you can copy and paste on your website to support the cause, if you want.

Today's featured product says it all in so little words - Reading is a hoot!

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11 comments :

Amanda said...

Oh my god an Owl Themed blog, I am in heaven!

Celia said...

Just stumbled upon this blog! This is insanely good! I didn't know someone loved owls as much as me!

alexkeller said...

what a wonderful cause! i've always loved to read and read to my little boy every night before bed.

liza said...

What a beautiful idea and cause. Thank you for doing this!

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie said...

I am so happy to hear that. That is a great causes. I myself started up Yahgie Foundation to help rebuild school in places that needs it. So happy you share the same passion.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I just put your button on my sidebar. What a great cause and I wish you the best with it. I will start collecting my books now and tell my friends.

I'm LOVING your owl blog. Oh my goodness... I could spend hours here!

sinnlighet said...

So glad I stumbled on your lovely lovely blog today, it's always nice to find other blogger out and about on the net!

I must tell you that I like like like your nice blog!

Agneta & Sweden

Sara C. Walk said...

thanks for stopping by my blog...yours is truly adorable. And this sounds like such a wonderful idea and for such a great cause!

jacqueline said...

This is such a wonderful cause! I've always a huge fan of reading. :) Thanks for doing this and hope your having a wonderful weekend and love to you!

My Owl Barn said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments.

My Owl Barn said...

Big applause and congratulations to you. Can you send me a link to your cause website? I may be able to put a link on my site.