I decided to start Books For Bedime because I have always had a passion for reading and am very privileged to have the resources and access to books that I have. My mom has taught in very urban schools since I was just a small child. When I went to work with her on days I didn't have school, I was able to see just how different my life was from those of her students. Where I had hundreds of books in my room at home, some of her kids didn't have even one book in their whole house. This caused me to realize just how poorly dispersed our educational resources were and just how unfair it was.
This is a great idea!! At my school, we have a public garden where students ca help out at during the lunch period a few days a week. Perhaps you could work with local schools to do something like that? Just a thought :)
I love what you are planning on doing for the students in your community! I have a charity called Books For Bedtime and my goal is to get books into the hands of children who need them and to inspire youth philanthropy! Because we are in the same realms (education and literacy), I thought we might be able to work together.