Eifrig Publishing is collaborating on a new non-profit organization, Random Acts of Reading*, to help encourage kids to get into reading. Part of the non-profit is dedicated to giving books to kids with limited acccess to them at home by matching donors to schools and organisations for kids with restricted resources.
The second part of the non-profit is a "2-for-1 Meet the Author" program. The idea is to get more affluent schools that have budgets to bring in authors to cooperate with neighboring schools who do not have the funds for such events. When an author comes to an area to give a presentation, kids at the funding school can raise a small amount of additional funds (for instance by purchasing books) to allow the author to visit a nearby school as well, while they are in the area. This act of giving can foster community and caring and help bring authors to more schools to inspire more students to be creative.
This non-profit is still in development, but we hope to have it up and running soon. In the meantime, if you know of a group of kids, a school, or library who would benefit from the donation of books, or if you would like to make a donation to give books, please send us an email to RAOR(at)eifrigpublishing.com.
Eifrig Publishing is helping to develop the non-profit organization and is supporting RAOR by providing highly discounted books and coordinating author visits.
*Random Acts of Reading is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Random Acts of Reading must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.