I use Tab For A Cause, which is an online platform that takes the amount of tabs you open in your browser and turns it into hearts. Those hearts represent a certain amount of ad revenue that you can then send to a charity of your choice (from the eight that are sponsored by the organization, such as Human Rights Watch, Room to Read, Conservation International and Water). I mention this because through them, I have learned that from April 17th to the 24th, the week leading up to UNESCO’s World Book Day, is Project Readathon!
Project Readathon is hosted by Penguin Random House and Save The Children. Save The Children is a great charity that works to promote proficient reading in children and helps them learn to read and read to learn.
It’s very simple to get involved! All you have to do is read excerpts of books of your choice, any genre- volunteering your time, which adds up in books to be donated. Penguin Random House is willing to donate up to 300,000 books to local North American communities and Tab For A Cause is going to donate up to 5000 books through Penguin Random House if we can raise 5 million hearts by the end of the week (already at two million!).
As bloggers and avid readers, I think we can all agree that engaging children in reading is incredibly important for their futures, as well as a safe place for them to learn and imagine.
Here’s the link to Penguin Random House’s ‘Read Well’ #ProjectReadathon page. And if you don’t want to read the excerpts, you can listen to them as you’re walking, eating, showering, hanging out with your pets, etc. It’s a great way to get involved in engaging young people to read and I highly encourage all of you to spread the word!