The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.
A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.
Scholastic has donated 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a literacy charity that works to provide books to at-risk children via doctors and nurses.
Formerly part of Borders, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has given some $4.1 million to 2,700 individuals since 1996. Now, they’re auctioning Borders’ old signage.
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping writers cope with medical expenses and other needs; since the start of recession applications for grants have doubled.
BookCrossing’s ‘leave a book for a stranger to find’ program has gone global, with 71% of its 1.2m members outside the US and several nations using it to promote reading.
Concord Free Press’s unconventional generosity based publishing gives away limited-edition books by A-list writers and has raised $250,000 for charity.
American organization ANERA encourages reading among parents and children of the West Bank
UK charity World Book Night to launch in the US in 2012 and give away 1 million books around the country.