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5000 Libraries Changing the Lives of 300,000 Poorest Children in Remote Villages

World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, Refugees & Relief, society, Urgent Action )

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Today is the Deadline and you can help (less than 23 hours left) Action needed now if you can help. No money is required though many votes are in desperate need to support their project. Target: American Express Members Project. Sponsored by: A.I.D.


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Jeff D (80)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 10:28 pm
Sponsored by: Association for India Development (AID)

The idea is simple:

Starting Children's libraries in 5000 villages with just a box of books, and a motivated volunteer who ensures that the books are used effectively.

Where children are first generation learners, where their homes have
never seen a book before, in those remote villages, this simple
project will light up the lives of children with books, story cards, and experiments. But, We need YOUR help!

All the projects on the Amex competition need to be voted on to get
selected. Please vote and nominate this project and make it a reality for
300,000 underprivileged children in India who have never been exposed to a book. To nominate this project, please use this link and click on "Nominate this project":
If the website does not allow you to view the page directly, then go to: and search for:
"Library in a box" and then click on "Nominate this project".

The deadline is on September 1st - only 22hours.30mins away. Please help us
reach the target. Our goal is to get at least 5000 nominations for
this project. Your one step can help us raise $1.5 Million and make the 5000 children's libraries a reality.

Jeff D (80)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 10:41 pm
I wish to thank *** Kelli S. *** for bringing this very urgent NewsAction to my attention and deserves credit for actions taken.

Janet S (231)
Monday September 1, 2008, 12:27 am
Thank you so much Jeff & Kelli S.---it's a wonderful project--and been passed on as quickly as possible--this is just the first step for the nominations/candidates--hey, does any of this sound familiar? hehe--except this is a SPECIFIC project with far-reaching effects...Stay tuned, same bat-time, same bat-channel, folks!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2008, 12:29 am
I hope they got nominated. Thank you Suzanna for forwarding the information and Jeff for submitting the story. Noted

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2008, 10:28 am
All the best, done

Jeff D (80)
Monday September 1, 2008, 11:40 am
Yes, thank you everyone, most welcome! Please forward and push this action as much as you are able to! This definitely shows as a top priority project in much need for these children.

It is the future of our younger generations we have to watch over ... not ourselves at this time, though please enjoy this long weekend to acquire enriched happiness for oneself and share treasured moments ahead!

Jeff D (80)
Monday September 1, 2008, 11:56 am
Many Thanks all - Kelli, this has made Front Page showing much higher prospect than anticipated previous .. Please help us get this Project nominated.

Monday, September 1, 2008, 10:29 AM
Subject: You made the C2NN Front Page!
Congratulations! The Care2 Community has promoted your submission to the Care2 News Network Front Page.

News: 5000 libraries changing the lives of 300,000 poorest children in remote villages

In recognition for this outstanding achievement, you've also been awarded a "Golden Note".

Minerva Rodriguez-Rivera (7)
Monday September 1, 2008, 12:38 pm
Waw! Inspirational!

Louise L (48)
Monday September 1, 2008, 12:59 pm
Good job at passing along worthy projects. Thanks, Jeff and Kelli.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2008, 7:24 pm
Well Wishes and I pray the best for this issue!

Jeff D (80)
Monday September 1, 2008, 8:55 pm
Kelli S., Suzanna V. and myself honestly and sincerely thank all who have noted, commented and taken action.

May the Creator bless the unfortunate for those who know not. It is the weak and helpless who suffer undeservingly, yet would offer the world in return.

IF they only could.


Pete Conrads (91)
Tuesday September 2, 2008, 12:23 am
Thanks Jeff, this is fantastic, may the books get to the children, may we teach them how to read, be independent, and strive for the moon...

Warm regards and best wishes for all....

Janet S (231)
Wednesday September 3, 2008, 7:48 pm
Yahooo Mountain Dew!!!! :))))
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