For REASONS, I normally don’t cross my personal blog with my shared book-related blog, but I feel like this is also important if you don’t happen to follow my other one. This is the THIRD year Britney and I are raising money for our annual book donation charity, which is a charity organization we started to raise money to buy brand new books for children’s hospitals in our areas.
When kids are going through a tough time, the hospital can be a hard place to be at. Books brings them adventure, fantasy, and fun, giving them the opportunity to escape within the pages. As a book and publishing community, I think we ALL know how books can directly affect us. That’s why I’m asking for your help.
- This donation effort will run from now until the end of January (we know money is tight around the holidays, which is why we’re keeping it open longer.
- You can donate cash by visiting our donations page.
If you’re an author, reviewer, publisher, etc. who’d like to send us book(s):
- Books must be brand new OR gently used. So if the book looks nice but you know you wiped a booger on page 5, please don’t ship it.
- The Phoenix Children’s Hospital only accepts brand new books from donators, so all gently used books will be donated to Scottish Rite in Texas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where to send books or ARCs.
This charity means a lot to us personally, and ANY donation really does help. (Not to sound desperate—just putting things in perspective—but even $1 helps. Phoenix Children’s always need infant books, and those are great to find at the Dollar Store.)
In the past, we’ve raised over $1,000. We hope to continue to be successful in 2013. Even if you can’t donate, spreading the word really does help. Thank you SO much to those who help make this possible <3