Sunday, December 6, 2015

SFF: The 5 Bookish Charities Santa Claus Approves Of

The Sunday Fun Five #42

Sunday Fun 5:
#38: The 5 Scary-Sounding Books You Want to Read
#39: The 5 Scary Movies You Want to Read the Book Version Of
#40: The 5 Books You Want to Read Before 2015 Ends
#41: The 5 Characters from Books You're Grateful For
#42: The 5 Bookish Charities Santa Claus Approves Of
For the 20th of December: #43: The 5 New To You Authors' Books You Want to Read in 2016

A Countdown of

The 5 Bookish Charities Santa Claus Approves Of

With Random Holiday/Snow Gifs. You're Welcome.

5. Little Free Library
If you follow Book Riot, you should know about this program by now. People build tiny box-sized libraries for their yards, which can be used by anyone who wants the books available within. The hope is that those libraries will eventually become self sustaining, so their owners don't have to keep stocking them by themselves. I've considered building one myself, but since I have a territorial doggy it may be out of the cards.

4. Pajama Program (US)
From their page (link above):
"Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another."

3. Books For Soldiers (US) (Found Thanks to The Reading Wench- Now Fortified by Books)
This one is pretty self explanatory: it helps get books into the hands of soldiers overseas. I'd often wondered if there was a program like it out there, and I found out it does exist with help from Rachelle.

2. Book Aid International 
Starts libraries and brings books to various countries in Africa, people who will likely appreciate them more than my second cousins (who griped about getting a Barnes and Noble gift card from my grandmother). So if you have people who hate books who you'd rather not gift to this holiday season, consider a donation to Book Aid International instead.

1. Worldbuilders
This charity is bookish by boon of being started by one of my favorite authors, Patrick Rothfuss. To get people more interested in donating to Heifer International, he began hosting giveaways for bookish things for those who donated through his program. Now there are more options and many (MANY) bookish things to win. For a while you also vote on whether he should play Fallout 4 or Anything But/Write Book Three of the Kingkiller Chronicle with applicable donation. Yeah, he's a cool guy.

What are some of your favorite bookish charities? Have you ever given to charities in place of the usual holiday gifts?


  1. This is a great post! I'm going to share it in my Holiday edition of Thursday's Things. Thanks for the mention :)

    1. Thanks, Rachelle, I'm glad you like it!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
      ~Litha Nelle! <Because I'm exclamation pointing everything else in this comment(!)


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