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Rotary Race To Literacy Book Drive Project

Donate books to kids in Jamaica and Haiti and help break a Guinness World Record


Deika Morrison ENG'94, W'94, WG'08, president of Penn's alumni club of Jamaica, is leading a project called the Rotary Race To Literacy Book Drive Project.  The project has been officially approved by Guinness World RecordsTM to attempt to break the record set in 2008 by Rotary International for the “Most Books Donated to Charity in Seven Days.” This is a national and international campaign. Collected books will be donated to the people of Jamaica and Haiti. There is incredible support from the Jamaican Government, the US Embassy, USAID, companies in the private sector, the public sector, NGOs, foundations, schools, the Diaspora, the publishing and book industry (local and overseas), the media and many others.   This is a zero budget project - every cent donated buys books for children.  The seven day period for the record attempt is May 1 to May 7.  In Jamaica, May is Child Month, the first week of May is Education Week and May 4 is Read Across Jamaica day. Please mail book donations to: U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Department of State, 2121 Virginia Avenue, Suite 6200, Washington DC 20037.  Please make a note that the book is being donated through the Global Alumni Network of the University of Pennsylvania to the Rotary Race to Literacy Book Drive Project for Jamaica and Haiti.  For more information, and details on wiring money, see these links:
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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/racetoliteracy



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