EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2012
We are putting together a fundraiser called "Barter For Books"!
When: April 15th, Sunday, 1 pm
Where: 2630 Humboldt St., 90031 (near downtown Los Angeles)
What: A clothing swap! Bring clothes & accessories & decor that you no longer use/wear. Barter with one another! Come home with some hidden gems or even a whole new wardrobe.
Why: Of the 774 million illiterate people in the world, two-thirds are girls and women. Room to Read is working hard to change this. The organization works closely with local communities throughout Asia and Africa to fund the long-term education of young girls. To date, over 7,000 girls have benefited from the program.
Room to Read - which has built over 13,000 libraries and 1,500 schools in Asia and Africa - is also completely run by locals, making it more effective and sustainable for the communities.
We'd really appreciate if you could help us in supporting Room to Read to spread the joy of education and literacy through the building of libraries and providing educational opportunities. Small action can lead to big change, so we truly appreciate any support you can give. :)