Monday, June 7, 2010

Ethiopia Reads

Ethiopia Reads is an organization that I became familiar with while I was waiting to adopt my daughter and trying to learn as much as I could about Ethiopia.

The mission of Ethiopia Reads is:
To create a reading culture in Ethiopia by connecting children with books. By planting libraries for children, creating culturally appropriate reading materials and training educators to nurture a love of books, Ethiopia Reads brings hope and educational skills to this generation of Ethiopians.
They publish books in English and Amharic (one of the main languages of Ethiopia), train teachers and librarians in Ethiopia, create and support free public libraries in schools, and get books to children in remote and rural parts of Ethiopia through "Donkey Libraries."    They do fantastic work, and I want to support them any way I can.

Enter Barefoot Books and their fundraising events!

If you go to my Barefoot Books marketplace, scroll down to the Events section, and then click on the Support this Event button in the Ethiopia Reads fundraiser section, I will donate 10% of the retail price of every book purchased there to Ethiopia Reads.

I hope you will join me in supporting this fantastic organization!  And if you have an organization or cause that you would like to fundraise for, please email me to discuss the possibilities through Barefoot Books (inventingliz at gmail dot com).


  1. This is great, Liz! Your post also reminds me that I've been meaning to post about a couple of books I got from Ethiopia Reads.

  2. Just found you through Heidi. We also adopted a now three year old 8 months ago. We live outside of Boston, and love Barefoot Books:)

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