The Saucon Rotary Foundation has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for its childhood literacy program known as “The Book Fairy Project.”
Indiegogo is a popular crowdfunding website similar to Kickstarter and GoFundMe.
The Book Fairy Project provides books delivered by Book Fairies (mentors) to children that attend financially distressed local schools.
Over the past four years, Saucon Rotarians have more than tripled the number of books they donate annually and delivered nearly 5,000 books to more than 30 classes, where they are given to approximately 700 students twice per year.
All of the children keep and own the books, and are free to take them home to read.
Due to a lack of grant funding this year, the Rotary Club needs community financial support to supplement its members’ contributions, and to continue to expand the program.
According to a description posted on the Indiegogo campaign page, since it began four years ago the impact from the Book Fairy Program on kids has been “enormous.”
“Not only are we furthering literacy, but we also mentor children on the importance of education and, one day, developing a successful career,” it says.
All donations are tax deductible, and a donation of just $5 while provide one book to an eager reader. A donation of $100 is enough to purchase books for an entire class.
The Saucon Rotary Foundation’s goal is to raise $5,000 by April 5.
As of Monday, $655–or 13 percent of the total goal amount–had been raised.
In addition to donations, the Rotary club is asking that people who visit the Indiegogo page share their campaign via social media, email and other platforms.