Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Give the gift of literacy with Room to Read!

Did you know that in places like rural Cambodia, more than half of young girls spend their days working as laborers rather than as students? Room to Read is changing that statistic in Cambodia and 9 other countries, where they are working to bring literacy and education to 15 million kids growing up in with few opportunities.

Toward that goal, they have already built almost 2,000 schools, established more than 17,000 libraries and distributed over 15 million native-language children's books, as well as facilitating the secondary education of over 30,000 girls who would have never been able to complete their schooling otherwise.

If you make a donation to Room to Read in the next two days, your contribution will be tripled. I donate to the Cambodia Girls' Education project, but you can pick a literacy project of your choice in 10 different countries! Let's work together to make it possible for more girls to grow up to be the teachers, doctors and leaders who raise their communities out of poverty and into a brighter future.

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