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How I Give:
One of my favorite charities to support is a local one here in Maryland called Books for International Goodwill. I’ve talked about this organization here and there on the blog, but I don’t think I’ve ever really gone into detail about what exactly it is.
The mission and purpose of Books for International Goodwill is actually two-fold.
- They collect and palletize donated books and send them in large shipments to developing countries. To-date, BIG has sent over 200 container loads (containing appx. 20,000 books each) to in-need communities in Africa, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. You can see more about these shipments here: BIG Success Stories
- A smaller, lesser known portion of BIG’s purpose is to send boxes of books to military and peace corps personnel overseas. Requests are sent to BIG with a list of specific authors, genres or books that an individual is looking for, and volunteers scour the shelves at the BIG warehouse to pack a box with the requested books to be sent out.
Books for International Goodwill funds these shipments in two ways. Obviously, they collect monetary donations through their website, but their biggest source of income is through their book sales. BIG collects books from the community year-round, and every 6-8 weeks they hold a sale. Of course, I attend this sale every time:-D I also give back to BIG by donating my time. Since the organization is 100% volunteer-run, they are always looking for people to help shelve, organize, and box books. My favorite part of volunteering is being able to search for and box the books for soldier requests.
If you’re interested in giving to BIG, here is the link with everything you need:
And… last, but not least, in the spirit of giving, I have a great giveaway for you!Wunderkind PR is going to donate $50.00 to the charity of the winner’s choice! Click the link below to enter!