Monday, March 12, 2012

Literacy Organization Spotlight: Gone Reading

Recently I was emailed by Gone Reading International asking if I would be interested in receiving a coupon for my blog readers. I checked out the website and I really support their mission. Gone Reading International sells bookish things (everything except books) such as book lights, book journals, bookmarks, book-related games and book-related T-shirts. The coupon code is READINGINCOLOR25. Expires April 11 (the coupon)!
To the left is my favorite T-shirt, it says Take Me to Your Reader :)

But this post is not meant to be free ad-space rather I love that Gone Reading International donates 100% of our after-tax profits to provide new funding for libraries and reading-centered non-profits. By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift. All purchases from GoneReading help contribute to our philanthropic work. In the Developing World we donate to great non-profits such as READ Global and Ethiopia Reads, amazing organizations with proven models, long track records, and dedicated teams on the ground. Such groups partner with local villages and communities in the most underdeveloped parts of the world to create new libraries that effect real change.In the United States, Canada, United Kingdom & AustraliaGoneReading is currently piloting a fundraising program to raise money for public libraries and reading-centered non-profit organizations within the U.S. Details are still pending. Although our company just started in 2011, our goal is to provide significant financial assistance to libraries around the world, allowing them to achieve greater scale and impact."

They also have a blog and book suggestions. Check it out and be swayed to buy something proclaiming your love of books (besides a book) while helping provide opportunities for future book lovers!