Seattle, WA, November 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Literacy Site, a website in the GreaterGood Network, celebrates six years of giving in November. Since 2004, website visitors have been able to make a free click on The Literacy Site’s orange button to make a donation for literacy. Shopping at the website’s store creates additional support for the website’s charitable partners.
Since it began, The Literacy Site has funded nearly three million books for children (2,939,635 books donated between November 1994 and November 2010) through clicks alone. For many, these books were the first book that they ever owned.
Working with its charitable partners First Book and Room to Read, along with other charities supported by GreaterGood.org, The Literacy Site has championed the cause of education around the globe. "We proudly congratulate The Literacy Site on six years of enhancing children's lives with books," said Room to Read Founder and Board Chair John Wood. "Thanks to our partnership, and the generosity of the GreaterGood Network’s web community, Room to Read has published local language children’s titles as well as established libraries and schools in Nepal that have impacted the lives of 45,000 children. We look forward to our continued collaboration to empower future generations in Nepal through literacy."
In the United States, The Literacy Site and GreaterGood.org’s donations to First Book provide free books for children. "The Literacy Site’s innovative click-to-give model has made charitable giving a daily habit for hundreds of thousands of people," says First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer. "First Book is honored to be a charitable partner of The Literacy Site and congratulates them on marking six terrific years of providing millions of books to children in need throughout the U.S. and worldwide."
Recent literacy projects accomplished through funding from The Literacy Site and GreaterGood.org include building of a girls’ high school in Afghanistan (Central Asian Institute), making possible the publication of an award-winning picture book for school children in Nepal (Room to Read), providing scholarships to schoolgirls in India who would otherwise be denied an education (Fabindia School), and helping fund school meals for children in Africa (Charities Action Trust), among others.
More on The Literacy Site and GreaterGood Network
The Literacy Site is part of the GreaterGood Network. The GreaterGood Network of websites provide visitors with the opportunity to support causes they care about at no cost to them. Each person's daily click on The Literacy Site or other GreaterGood Network websites displays sponsor advertising. One hundred percent (100%) of sponsor advertising is paid to the website’s charitable partners.
Supporters can also contribute directly to charity by purchasing Gifts that Give More™ (100% of their donation is given to charity) or by purchasing products from the website’s store (up to 30% of the purchase price is given to charity and every receipt carries an exact description of how much good is done with the buyer’s purchase).
Since 1999, the GreaterGood Network of websites have contributed more than $20 million to charities operating around the world to provide hunger relief, fight breast cancer, support literacy, provide healthcare for children, preserve rainforests, and care for rescued animals.