March 4, 2009

Donating 10% to The Library Project

Now that we charge an entrance fee for Web Wednesday's Social Mixers, I will continue our commitment to do good and will be donating 10% of the entrance fees from tonight's event to help fund a library in Lian Er Ping Elementary School in a very remote part of Shaanxi Province, China. Here's a photo of their classroom:

Tom Stader, the Founder of The Library Project, tells me that "we are about 1,000 HKD short of having this school fully funded and the other two donors are Xi'an Foreign Business Forum and a student group from the Shanghai International School". So come along and help us make the difference!

Tom has been a prior guest speaker at Web Wednesday and tells me that, as of February 2009, they have established 107 elementary school libraries and put more than 71,000 Chinese language children's books into the hands of eager young readers. I love his slogan, "Together we are changing the world, one book at a time."

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