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I had a lazy Sunday,

 but still managed to do some good from home. I read and donated 100+ books for Chicago Public Schools serving low-income households (http://www.wegivebooks.org), inspired by mindyourpsandqs’s post … and I donated 10,000+ grains of rice to the UN World Food Programme (http://freerice.com/), inspired by besidereality’s post.

If you’re interested in reading some short & sweet children’s books, I recommend Nobunny’s Perfect with bunnies who slurp their juice, scream and shout, burp and spit their carrots out, and Many Marvelous Monsters with Swarly the squishy slug who softly sings some silly songs … and if you’re in the mood for an intellect boost you’ve got fifteen subjects to choose from on Freerice. Enjoy~

               

Day 10/30

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My mom and I helped put together these boxes of donations at her office — books & school supplies for GoDoGood Chicago, an initiative aimed at DOING GOOD deeds in our city.
(Notice the cute graduation cap-wearing smileys in the O’s of the signs!) The almost-visible note on The Amber Spyglass reads, “These were three of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I did! :)” 
The initiative’s main focus is education, so they’re rallying in donations of books and school supplies to promote Chicago kids’ success in school and life. ”We want to see kids graduate, contribute to our workforce, support their future families, maintain their health and, ultimately, build stronger communities." I’m a fan of these goals. I think education is the best way to improve the problems of the world.
Their website gives this message,

"Let’s rally together, Chicago, and start a social movement! Help us reach 100,000 GOOD deeds this summer."

…right now the counter is at 25,002.
My mom and I will be dropping off the GOODS next week. :)
               
Day 9/30

My mom and I helped put together these boxes of donations at her office — books & school supplies for GoDoGood Chicago, an initiative aimed at DOING GOOD deeds in our city.

(Notice the cute graduation cap-wearing smileys in the O’s of the signs!) The almost-visible note on The Amber Spyglass reads, “These were three of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I did! :)” 

The initiative’s main focus is education, so they’re rallying in donations of books and school supplies to promote Chicago kids’ success in school and life. We want to see kids graduate, contribute to our workforce, support their future families, maintain their health and, ultimately, build stronger communities." I’m a fan of these goals. I think education is the best way to improve the problems of the world.

Their website gives this message,

"Let’s rally together, Chicago, and start a social movement! Help us reach 100,000 GOOD deeds this summer."

…right now the counter is at 25,002.

My mom and I will be dropping off the GOODS next week. :)

               

Day 9/30

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bodywallet:

mindyourpsandqs:

Read a book, give a book!

“In Chicago, 86% of public school students come from low-income households.  As many of these families struggle to make ends meet, books and reading can often take the back seat to other more immediate needs.”

“With your support, Hyatt and We Give Books can help Chicago Public Schools enrich the lives of thousands of elementary students.  Through Hyatt’s Summer Reading Challenge, we can donate 15,000 new books to the 10 schools listed below - who will, in turn, place these books in the hands and homes of Chicago’s deserving children”

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This is awesome. I just read one book in under 5 minutes — and the campaign is at 1,353 books read out of their 15,000 goal.

(via bodywallet)