Sunday, September 5, 2010

Changing Lives One Book at a Time

                                                                       By Trina Boice

Teach a child to love reading and you can change his life.   I remember sitting in my bedroom as a young girl, reading for hours.  When my mother called me to dinner, I would yell back "Just one more paragraph!" and another hour would fly by.  My parents thought they were teaching me a lesson by making me miss dinner if I didn't get to the kitchen in time, but as I continued reading I didn't even notice I had missed a meal.  That's pretty significant, considering how much I really love food!

There is a wonderful orphanage in Guatemala that is led by an amazing American mother, Vickie Dalia.  She and some other angel volunteers have come up with a way to create a library for their orphanage that I thought you might be interested in.  I hope this doesn't sound like a sales pitch...

They're holding an Usborne on-line Book Fair (eFair) to benefit Safe Homes for Children! Usborne is a leading publisher of children's books, offering high-quality commercial-free books.  By the way, I don't sell Usborne...I'm just sharing this information because I love this little orphanage!

For total Book Fair sales of $200-$499, Safe Homes for Children will receive an additional 25% in free books. For total sales of $500+, Safe Homes for Children will receive an additional 50% in free books! For example, if total Book Fair sales reach $800, Safe Homes for Children will get an additional $400 in FREE books!  There are two ways to shop... both Wishlist sales and personal use sales count towards this total.

Please go to the website below, then click on "Safe Homes for Children" under Active e-Fairs. There is a Spanish book wish list for you to choose from. Once you get to the check-out, choose "Ship to Organization – Safes Homes for Children", and the shipping will be free. Also, there is no sales tax.

Or, if you would like to shop for your family, while benefiting this Book Fair, just click on "Safe Homes for Children" under Active e-Fairs and begin your shopping. Once you get to check-out, choose ship to your home and your order will ship immediately.

The Book Fair will be open until Sept. 15th. At the close of the Book fair, the Spanish books will be mailed to Vickie Dalia, then make their way to Guatemala and into the hands of those sweet little ones.

Thanks for considering supporting this Book Fair.