Help Books & Beyond Raise $5,000 by December 13th

Dear Friends of the Books & Beyond project,

As you know the Books & Beyond project completed a very successful first year. Some of our highlights include:

  • engaging over 30 students from the US in writing children’s stories,
  • raising over $13,000 that funded printing costs and travel for IU students to Newark, NJ over Spring Break 2009,
  • distributing 2000 books to the students and teachers at the Kabwende Primary School, and
  • sending 11 teachers and students from  Indiana University and Newark Collegiate High School to Rwanda to provide teacher workshops at Kabwende Primary School.

We are kicking-off our second year with a Kickstarter campaign to raise $5000 for the project by December 13th.  This money will go to publishing the Rwandan and US stories as an anthology that will be sold to raise money for the Kabwende Primary School and further the Books & Beyond project.  Project supporters can donate online by going to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1357132527/books-and-beyond-1 .  Please help us in two ways. First, make a  donation today,  even $5 will help us to reach our $5000 goal by December 13th. Second, pass this post on to others who may want to help the project succeed.

Follow the Books & Beyond project, our trip to Rwanda, and more!

Thank you for all you support of the Books & Beyond project this past year and in coming years.

Lauren Caldarera

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