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Help Children Worldwide Gain Literacy: Donate New Books and Cash for Kids


Plan to donate to the Room To Read Book Drive and Fundraiser!

Join UT’s American Language Institute (A.L.I.) this Thursday, April 18th outside Snyder Memorial, near Centennial Mall from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm for a book drive and fundraiser. They will be accepting brand new books for children in Asia and Africa.

Room to Read’s mission states, “We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education.  We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.”

Did you know that in the developing world, 42% of girls are not enrolled in school.


The A.L.I. will also host a hotdog sale and DJ’d dance party! Stop by the North Entrance of A.L.I., outside Snyder Memorial in Centennial Mall.

All donations must be cash and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Room to Read. Be generous! Together we can eliminate children’s illiteracy.

Helping children improve their literacy and educating girls are two issues that Room to Read aspires to serve. Room to Read is supported by Charity Navigator and has received four (out of four) stars for seven consecutive years! This rating assures participants and donors of the validity of this charity. You may have also seen Room to Read on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS News, or in The New York Times, Financial Times, or other leading media sources.



This community engagement project is the work of Sherris Anne Schwind’s A.L.I. students from the Advanced Reading & Writing class. Find UT’s Room to Read on Facebook HERE.


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It is my belief that students should seek diverse initiatives that will equip them to be change agents for the future. It is vital to step outside your comfort zone and unleash the potential that lies within yourself and within the world as you know it. This is your launch pad to "Explore your World."

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