Tuesday, 29 December 2009

End of Year Totals

Hi everyone, it's 29th December which means there are just 3 official days left for 'The Year of Readers'. On 2nd of January I'll be sending out an email asking for your final book totals (1st Jan 2009 - 31st Dec 2009), total donations raised and a reminder of your charity again. I'm so excited to see how much we've all raised for charity!

However I'm not sure if I have everyone's email address (I certainly know one address has become invalid since the start of the year). So I'm popping this announcement up here as well. If you haven't received an email by end of 2nd January 2010 please comment on this post with your total number of books read, total donations gathered (base this on what people/you have pledged if you haven't yet collected all the money together), your charity and your email address, so I can keep track of you on my own list.

Remember that for every book read by anyone taking part I donate one British penny to Eco Libris and $1 (roughly 50p right now) plants one tree so if you all get your books totals in to me we should be able to plant quite a few trees between us.

If you're wondering how to donate your money I suggest collecting all the donations people have made to you during 'The Year of Readers' up, depositing it in your account and then sending a cheque, Paypal or credit card doantion for the whole amount to your chosen charity. Please make your donations as soon as possible in January and at the end of the month I'll email out completition certificates to everyone who submits their totals.

Any questions, just leave them in the comments and thanks again so, so, so much for taking part in this fund raising enterprise! Thanks also to your generous supporters and to those who self sponsored themselves. You're all brilliant people who go to the top of the nice list and I can't even begin to say how happy I've been that the internet has connected me with such generous people.


Peta said...

With only a day or so to go, I am pretty sure that I am going to come in at 121 books so that's £121 I've donated to Book Aid International this year (Yay!)

Thank you so much (again!) for having the idea to do this - inspired!

Sandra said...

I completed 112 books this year so I will be sending $112.00 to Rashid M. Farah, Provincial Librarian in Garissa, Kenya, for The Camel Book Drive. They use camels to take books to nomadic communities in Northern Kenya and Somalia. They now have all the books they can use but currently need funds to purchase 3 more camels and a tent for shade. I'm honoured to contribute to this:


And the book that inspired me to contribute to this group:


I'm proud to have been part of such a generous group of book lovers in 2009. Thank you Jodie.

Jodie said...

Sandra I love the camel bookmobile and that book was a really good read. I'm so impressed that the project has reached book capacity with the original library, charity is meant to have an end when the thing is accomplished and working, and that they're directing their resources into publishing and more libraries.

Lee Wind said...

What a great project - please do a wrap up post, I'm so curious to see totals and how it went.
Thanks for all you do,

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