Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Give a Book, Give the World

Have you noticed the amazing project Jackee Alston has started over on her blog, Winded Words, to celebrate her 200th post?

If not, you have to check it out. She's calling it Project Give a Book, Give the World.

Whenever we buy books to give kids, we let Jackee know how many books we purchased and she'll match the donation number with humanitarian school kits for children who usually can't afford the luxury of a whole pencil. (My kids will not be receiving one of these kits, even though I swear there's a pencil-eating monster living in my junk drawer because I can never find one when I need it. The fact that I even have a junk drawer, however, disqualifies us from receiving humanitarian aid.)

Not only that, but Jackee is giving away books at the same time. Wonderful books! All in the spirit of the holidays.

So drop by her blog, buy lots of books for your kids (and all the neighbor kids and all the kids in your kids' classes and all the kids you see on the street), and make Jackee work really hard sending out those humanitarian school kits. (She wants to!) And who knows, you might win a really great book in the process.

'Tis the season to give because of what God gave to us.

Thanks Jackee for giving so much of yourself to make other people's lives better.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for this heads-up, Amy! And thank you to Jackee for coming up with it!

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  2. That is such a cool idea. I'll have to check it out.
    ~ Wendy

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  3. My most memorable childhood gift was a book. It was "On the Banks of Plum Creek" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, given to me by my grandmother, and it was a BIG book to me at the time. I was so excited a few years later when I was able to read it myself.

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  4. What a wonderful idea. I'm checking it out. Thanks!

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  5. Your kind words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much, Amy! I'm really not that cool, but I feel like I need to do something. Bless you for all you've done to support this project!

    *hugs*

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  6. I just love that Jackee's doing this, and giving away books by fellow bloggers besides! Go Jackee!

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  7. It might take her all of next year to make the school kits. Go, Jackee!

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  8. Thanks for sending me over there. What an amazing idea. We're having a lovely time this year choosing book presents for members of our family and I still have some of the books that were bought for me when I was a kid.

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  9. Thanks for posting about this; what a great thing.
    I just realized today I wasn't following your blog yet! (here's where I need tiny font to write my embarrassed "sorry...")I always love your great comments, and I'm glad I'll be able to read your posts more regularly now!

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  10. Thanks for the reminder! I just bought my kids books yesterday. I am off to report. :)

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