Battle of the Badges, that supports Make-A-Wish Iowa. If you'd like to see how the event went check out my friend Donna's (from DonnaHup.com) review of it.
In the month of February I am teaming up with my friend Beth Ann from It's Just Life to support Room to Read. Beth Ann and I both have a love of reading and February is Library Lover's Month, so we had to celebrate through a cause that supported childhood literacy. So for every comment made during the month I'll be donating $0.50 to Room to Read.
Room to Read is a great organization that promotes childhood literacy worldwide. They also work hard on gender equality in education. There is an estimated 773.5 million people worldwide that lack the ability to read and write, and out of all those illiterate people, two-thirds are female, and over 90% live in developing countries. This is where Room to Read comes in to help.
Room to Read is located in 10 countries in Asia and Africa. They have programs that focus of girls' education, building schools, starting and filling school libraries, reading & writing instruction, etc. A neat fact is that there have been over 9.7 million books checked out from Room to Read libraries.
Another thing that makes this organization an A+ in my book is that over the last 8 years they have had a Charity Navigator rating of 4 stars. This means the organization is spending the majority of their dollars on their cause and not on overhead and management costs.
So get involved and comment all month long to help this great organization making a difference in the lives of over 8.8 million children so far, with goals of surpassing 10 million children this year! How are you going to celebrate Library Lovers Month? One way Beth Ann and I are celebrating is by helping Room to Read's Library Initiative through Comments for a Cause!