I’m sure you’ve all been horrified by the ongoing genocide in Darfur. As individuals we may feel helpless to stop it, but we can help in many small ways. One way is to provide books to Darfurian refugees so that they can make a better future for themselves. The Book Wish Foundation has been set up to do exactly that, and they have a special holiday challenge for us all: Grant a Book Wish.
For every book you received this Christmas, just donate one dollar to the Book Wish Foundation, and they will work with their partners to provide books, libraries, and other learning tools to Darfurian refugees in Chad and to the Chadian communities that are hosting them. Your donations will be tax-deductible in the US, so the real cost to you is even less than a dollar a book. Now I’m sure Santa brought you all lots of nice rectangular presents so head on over to Grant a Book Wish and spread some of that bookish Christmas cheer!