Have you been Facebooked and mass emailed about North Texas Giving Day over the past week? I’m sure you have, and you’ve probably heard from our corporate siblings at D Magazine. They are working with the Friends of the Dallas Public Library to raise money to buy books for DISD ninth- and 10th-graders through The Big Read Dallas. The goal is to harness the generosity of D friends and families to purchase 18,500 books for a reading program that will be conducted in 2013. Simon & Schuster is giving a huge discount on Fahrenheit 451, but the order has to be placed this fall.
Please consider a donation. If you give $25 or more today, the Communities Foundation of Texas will match a portion of that. If you have friends, co-workers, entire companies, or social friends who might want to give books to DISD kids, send this around.
Every $5 buys a book. Five bucks, folks. Let’s do this! Click here.