On July 15th, Investors Trust invited all Miami employees to contribute to a book drive running until Aug. 1. We were stunned by the immediate response to this corporate effort. In less than three weeks, our boxes were overflowing with books of all kinds. In an office of 30 employees, we were able to raise over 100 books in just a few weeks.
All of the books collected go to support our partnered organization, Room To Read (RTR), in spreading literacy programs around the world. In collaboration with Better World Books, all of the donated books are resold and the proceeds are sent to support Room To Read’s area of greatest need. Furthermore, we have a established a partnership with Room To Read to aid literacy programs in South Africa.
To all who were able to contribute to the Book Drive, we greatly appreciate your donations. As we continue to expand the Investors Trust Responsibility program, we are encouraged by your recent contributions, and we anticipate the impact of our collaborative efforts in the future.
We are extremely proud to work with such a generous group of individuals and are excited to implement a program that supports the philanthropic efforts of the employees and the company. While we are continuing to build this program, we must express our gratitude for making this initial corporate effort such a great success.
We hope for many more opportunities to join forces for a greater good. Together, we can make the world a better place!
About Room To Read
Room To Read (RTR) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the pursuit of literacy around the world. The organization was built following founder John Wood’s journey in Nepal in 2000 that led him to leave his job at Microsoft and dedicate his career to educating children around the world. Today, RTR is a global organization with a focus on literacy and gender equality in education. The programs at Room To Read have benefitted more than 7.8 million children with a goal to reach 10 million children by 2015. Find out more information at www.roomtoread.org.
About Better World Books
A different kind of bookstore. Better World Books was established by three college friends who wanted to provide a better way to get rid of books with a focus on the triple bottom line. Better World Books partners with libraries and organizations to save books from the landfill and provide earnings for new opportunities. Better World Books is a global bookstore that uses the power of capitalism to spread literacy and opportunity to people around the world. Find out more information at www.betterworldbooks.com.