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Do Good with Goodreads

Let's help others experience the joy of curling up with a good book. Each month Goodreads highlights a different charitable foundation that promotes education and literacy.

Do Good with Goodreads

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Help mentor Africa's next wave of skilled leaders with GENERATION RWANDA, which provides scholarships to elite students, many of whom come from rural backgrounds.

Generation Rwanda

Braille is going digital with the development of a handheld "braille to go" tablet from the NATIONAL BRAILLE PRESS, a longtime literacy resource for blind children and adults.

National Braille Press

Whether wizard or muggle, you, too, can fight the Dark Arts. Join the HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE!

The Harry Potter Alliance: Accio Books!

Find out how you can help build primary schools in East Africa with BUILDING TOMORROW, which forges special partnerships with local communities in rural Uganda.

Literacy starts at home with help from the nonprofit RAISING A READER, which teaches parents best practices for nurturing reading and provides a supply of fresh books for young readers.

Raising A Reader

ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM! Browse for classes in need—you can search by grade level, poverty level, or simply find a classroom near you—and the teacher will receive 100 percent of your donation.


From military bases abroad to ships at sea, parents in the armed services can read to their children with a little help from the nonprofit UNITED THROUGH READING, which sends videos home.

United Through Reading

Taking its name from the Hindi word for "hope," ASHA FOR EDUCATION creates opportunities for underprivileged children in India through a variety of educational programs.

Asha for Education

November is National Novel Writing Month—and it's not just for adults! With the YOUNG WRITERS PROGRAM, classrooms and writers 17 and under can access online tools, advice from best-selling authors, and more.

National Novel Writing Month's Young Writers Program

Nonprofit THE WORLD IS JUST A BOOK AWAY builds libraries and school programs in areas of Indonesia that sustained tsunami and earthquake damage.

The World Is Just a Book Away

SPRINT FOR SHAKESPEARE: Be not afraid of greatness! Help digitize a page of the Bodleian Library's edition of William Shakespeare's First Folio.

  • Nicole Evelina
    Nicole Evelina

    I did this! This project is so exciting!

Take part in the AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT's newly launched Australian pilot program! This nonprofit seeks Australian book lovers to gather books and funds to found libraries in Malawi.

African Library Project—Australia

For readers down under: Join volunteers across Australia for a nationwide literacy fund-raiser on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Learn how you can host an event to help disadvantaged kids with AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST BOOK FAIR.

Australia's Biggest Book Fair

Help WORLDREADER donate e-readers and e-books to students across sub-Saharan Africa and spread the digital reading revolution to classrooms in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda!

Let's Help Worldreader and Barça Send One Million E-books

YOUTH SPEAKS offers teens educational programs focused on spoken word poetry, including the annual Brave New Voices competition.

INTERNATIONAL BOOK PROJECT sends 200,000 books annually to developing nations in South America, Asia, and Africa as well as underserved schools and libraries in the United States.

International Book Project

Raise awareness for children's literacy with the BOOK PEOPLE UNITE campaign. Watch the video, and take the pledge to get a free track produced by the Roots, with Chris Martin, John Legend, Jack Black, and more! Please repin!

  • Christina Brown
    Christina Brown

    always reading to the kids in my preschool class and on my own ~ I agree!

  • Sally Kate Winters Family Services
    Sally Kate Winters Family Services

    I'm so glad to know about this! Book ARE fundamental! Love it!!

  • Sebastiana

    Books change lives guys!

REACH OUT AND READ hooks families on reading in an unexpected place: the doctor's office. Pediatricians help educate parents on the developmental importance of reading aloud.

Reach Out and Read
  • T. Kay Houston
    T. Kay Houston

    Very cool idea, passing it on!

  • William Sawyers
    William Sawyers

    Very cool, wonder how many read like this?

  • Cindy Placial
    Cindy Placial

    What a great idea from a pediatrician office.

  • Leann King
    Leann King

    My son's pediatrician office gives kids a book each time they have a check-up/vaccination.

With just 1,000 gently used books, 500 dollars for shipping costs, and help from AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT, anyone can start a library in rural Africa, where many children grow up without books.

African Library Project
  • Ashley Nance
    Ashley Nance

    Someone tell them to get a Twitter page - there's nothing on there about it yet and I think it'd be a great resource to get the word out!

  • Sally Kate Winters Family Services
    Sally Kate Winters Family Services

    This sounds amazing. I'll be sharing with interested people in our community. Thank you!

  • Jessica Shimek
    Jessica Shimek

    Sarah Coleman - have you heard of this? Sounds awesome!

Focusing on children from low-income communities, READING PARTNERS funnels struggling readers into free tutoring programs that offer one-on-one instruction.

Reading Partners

Using volunteer teams made up of disadvantaged American teens, BUILDON builds schools in developing nations such as Haiti, Nicaragua, and Mali.

  • buildOn

    Thanks for sharing!

Operating in ten African countries, TOSTAN offers specialized education to people living in remote areas. The curriculum encompasses literacy and human rights.

THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION funds research and advocates for people with dyslexia, the world's most common language-based learning disability.

The International Dyslexia Association

As little as 25 dollars can mean the difference between a diploma or a dropout. VITTANA uses the microfinance model to connect lenders with high-achieving students in developing nations.

MILK + BOOKIES teaches young ones about both literacy and philanthropy. Kids donate to other kids through book-themed parties, class projects, and more.

Goodreads Voice: Milk + Bookies
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