Read a book, donate to a cause
Fellow writing buddy, Katharine Owens (a.k.a. The Insect Collector) has issued a challenge to do good all year. Since we’re going to read so much, why not donate to charity at the same time?
It’s called the I Dig Reading Challenge. Katharine says:
Over the month of December I participated in a Read-a-thon where participants were meant to challenge themselves to read as much as possible over a weekend, and then attach some donation (to the charity of their choice) based on the books read.
Some people opted to do a per-page kind of thing (a penny for every page read). Some, like me, made a per-book arrangement ($1.00 a book, etc). I decided to donate $5.00 for every book I read. I managed to read 10 books over the month, and am excited to be donating that $50.00 to my local neighborhood non-profit, the North End Action Team.
I really had fun with this challenge, and to be honest, I don’t want to stop.
Drum roll please…
So I am initiating my own challenge, I want to keep giving throughout the year.
And I, the Soozinator, accept!
I’m going to donate $5 for each book I read in 2011.
Each month, I’ll give my earnings to a different charity/cause!
So far, I’ve read 2 books — that puts me at a $10 donation! I’ve got a few more books on January’s TBR list, and at the end of the month, I’ll be donating to Running Strong, a charity for American Indian youth.
So a big thanks to Katharine for this GREAT and GENEROUS idea!!
You tell me: Would you be willing to do something like this? You can always donate less or more per book! Have you ever done anything like this before?
January 10, 2011 @ 10:11 am
I think this is a fantastic idea! I’m in — and I’ll spread the word on my blog this week.
January 10, 2011 @ 10:12 am
Yaaay! Thanks, Amie! 😀
January 10, 2011 @ 1:44 pm
YAY! So glad you like it guys!!!! Really excited to see how it goes! YAY!
January 10, 2011 @ 2:15 pm
Thanks for the FANTASTIC idea, Katharine!! 😀
January 10, 2011 @ 1:58 pm
Woohoo! I’m going to join in too…once I have time to read again. Heh.
January 10, 2011 @ 2:16 pm
Hahaha! I can definitely understand not having time… GOOD LUCK WITH REVISIONS! 😀
January 10, 2011 @ 6:39 pm
Argh, what about school books? I think I’ll have to do less per book, or I’d no longer be able to buy the books to read!! 🙂 great idea!
January 10, 2011 @ 6:54 pm
Oooh, yeah don’t donate so much that you can’t buy more books! And you can count school books, but then you might just put yourself in debt… 😉
January 12, 2011 @ 4:34 am
Great idea! I am definitely in! I think I will look for some organizations that support books and literacy. I do reading groups with students and this would also be a cool thing for them to be involved with. I will spread the word!
January 12, 2011 @ 5:35 am
Oooh, charity for literacy! That makes so much sense and is SUCH a good idea!! Thanks, Carrie! 😀