World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.
Better World Books donates a book to someone in need every time you make a purchase. They believe that education and access to books are basic human rights. That’s why books sold on BetterWorldBooks.com help fund high-impact literacy projects in the United States and around the world. That’s why they commit to matching every purchase on their website with a book donation to someone in need.
Books For Africa is a simple name for an organization with a simple mission. BFA collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to children in Africa. The goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 20 million books. These books are now on once empty library shelves, in the classrooms of rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never held a book before.
Invisible Children improves the quality of life for war-affected children by providing access to quality education, enhanced learning environments and innovative economic opportunities for the community. Through education and innovative economic opportunities, they partner with affected communities and strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living in conflict and post conflict regions.
The National Center for Family Literacy’s mission is to create a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family. Through groundbreaking initiatives, the NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation’s most disadvantaged children and parents. More than one million families throughout the country have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of the NCFL’s work, which includes training more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of other volunteers.
Room to Read has developed a holistic, multi-pronged approach to help children in the developing world gain the lifelong gift of education. This approach includes building schools, establishing bilingual libraries, publishing local language books, establishing computer labs, and funding long-term girls’ scholarships. Since its inception in 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 1.7 million children.
Worldfund’s unique mission is to support high-quality and results-driven education in Latin America—the key to transforming lives and reducing poverty. Through their investment in schools, gifted student programs and superior teacher training, they have directly impacted 32,000 impoverished students in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.