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A Bit of Good: Update on the Library Project

Nov 16, 2015 Uncategorized 2 comments

With all the terrible things that have happened throughout the world over the past few days, it can be easy to forget that there is good in the world, too. While I know it doesn’t change what happened, or fix things for those who are suffering right now, I want to tell you about a little of that goodness.

Last week I reached out to you–to the world of social media. I didn’t know what to expect, but you all blew me away between the sharing of my post, the offers to send books, and the monetary donations. I haven’t received the books yet, so I can’t show you a picture of that, but here’s a peek at the GoFundMe page:

People are good and kind and generous. They reach out to strangers. They offer help in the ways they can. People I didn’t even know donated money. People I’ve never met are shipping off books.

Thank you! Thank you so much for being you. For being generous humans who spread good in the world. Thank you! I can’t express how touched I’ve been at your support.

For any who would still like to participate, we will be collecting books and donations over the next couple of months. For more information, please visit the original post that explains it all.

Now, one more thing. My 11-yo wanted to write in support of the cause, and I promised I would post it for him:

Dear readers,                                                                          
To you readers, I ask you this, how would you feel if you had almost no books to read? I would feel devastated, it would make me less curious, although that
might not sound bad to you, take some time to imagine what that amounts to: . .
. now that you have thought about it, I hope you realize the full gravity of
helping those children on Kiribati.
how thankful they’ll feel to have such a great gift to enjoy and share. I hope
you know to expect nothing but an unseen and unheard thank you along with the
knowledge that you helped someone besides yourself.
sincerely hope now that you will help those children.
                                                            11-yo. J. 

Before I leave you, I want to give a heard and seen THANK YOU for your help.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
You ARE making a difference in these kids’ lives.

2 Responses to “A Bit of Good: Update on the Library Project”

  1. Hi Janet – I did want to do something .. and wondered if I could send you an Amazon gift voucher … that you could use for buying some books for them. Let me know please!

    I think your 11 year old, J, has written a wonderful supportive letter for the cause … you know I think Letter Writing is important … and thought perhaps an article I wrote about Kiribati might interest J …

    It can be found here – it is included in the Commonwealth Games articles I wrote .. but there's a link out to Kiribati … and people from Kiribati feature as winners …


    Thanks and look forward to hearing from you – Hilary

  2. Andrea says:

    So exciting that you have received such a response! (I just emailed you as I have some books)

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