Friday, April 08, 2011

Reading for Charity

After hearing about the fun idea of reading for a good cause, I've decided to participate in the read-a-thon in the name of Milk & Bookies.  
Milk and Bookies is a nationwide charitable organization that inspires children to give back, using books as its currency. 

At Milk + Bookies events, boys and girls are provided the opportunity to select, purchase and Inscribe books that are then donated to their peers who do not have access to books of their own. The fun-filled events feature music, story time and, of course, milk and cookies.

We facilitate these events creating more and more experiences for children to be exposed to giving. Please visit our host-your-own page to read about the M+B class projectM+B birthday party and contact us for information on a book fair at your school. 

Milk + Bookies combines two essential and worthwhile efforts: literacy promotion and service learning. While the book donations are imperative to our mission, just as important is instilling the seed of giving into each host and their young guests, sparking feelings of importance, self-confidence and the desire to give and give again.  

Milk + Bookies was founded in 2004 by Meredith Alexander, a mother of two sons who resides in Los  Angeles. In 2009, Heidi Lindelof and Laura Zimmerman, also L.A. based moms, joined Meredith to help Milk + Bookies grow, all the while maintaining it’s core mission. That same year,  Milk + Bookies was designated a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.

I will donate $2.50 for every book I finish during the read-a-thon.  If you'd like to pledge along with me, please leave your name and pledge in the comments. If you'd like to support another charity, other read-a-thoners are reading for charity too. You can see the complete list on the Dewey Read-a-thon Blog

Thanks to all who help me participate.  I loved this charity because it reminded me of the good old days of going to the library during story time.  I was so excited to find such a wonderful cause and it makes the read-a-thon more exciting!


  1. Checking in to let you know I'll be in and out cheering you on today. Love your charity choice I'll have to check it out. Go Sherri! Read a bunch of books!

  2. Here is a cheer!!! Milk and bookies looks so neat. I am gonna have to steal that name!!!

  3. Good Morning! That's a neat looking charity, I will have to check it out. Good luck today, and I hope you have fun! Will try to check in on you later as well! :)

  4. It's the eye of the reader, it's the cream of the fight
    Risin' up to the challenge of our bloggers
    And the last known survivor stalks his books in the night
    And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

    You can do it and rock the roof off the readathon!!!

  5. Good luck with your fundraising efforts! It sounds like a most worthy cause.

  6. I'm here from the cheer squad to wish you a great Readathon, and the best of luck with your fund-raising! Just keep on readin', and have fun doing it!

  7. Great idea! I hope you're enjoying your readathon! *\o/*