New Year, New BOOKS

Hi Everyone!!

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR WINTER HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE! Thanks to your amazing generosity, we collected 178 books! I am so pleased and grateful--and so are the librarians in FL, TX, GA, SC, NC, and AL who are getting new books! You guys are awesome. 

Big news--we have gotten our official incorporation letter from the state of VA. That's the first big hurdle to becoming a 501(c)3. Stay tuned for updates! Thank you to everyone who has helped us with this process. 

I am so inspired by all of you. It is so easy to give into despair, to just bury your head in the sand and hope things will get better. Instead, you chose hope. You joined a movement. And our country is a better place because of it. 

I will close with a Margaret Mead quote that is keeping me sane lately, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 

Thanks for being part of this small group! 

the 12 DAYS OF BOOK-MAS!!!!

Hello Everyone! 

To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas (early, I know...they're supposed to be AFTER Christmas but I'm too excited to wait!) Books Banish Bullying dreams of getting 12 books a day for 12 days, from now up to Christmas Eve! If we are successful, that's 144 books to be donated to deserving schools across America. I have been in contact with many schools impacted by everything from budget cuts to natural disasters who are desperate for new books and beyond grateful for our donations. Let's send them more than 1 apiece, okay? 


So, each day I am giving away a book from my PERSONAL bookshelf to the lucky winner of the challenge of the day! It's easy to play...but not so easy to win. 

Step 1: Donate a book to Books Banish Bullying. 

Step 2: Comment on the daily blog post with your answer to the challenge. It will be a different challenge every day! 

Step 3: I will choose a winner at midnight from all the entries, and painstakingly select a book form among my stores for the winner. 


That's it!! So if you were thinking about donating but haven't yet, now's the time to do it! I have been amazed and humbled by the response so far. You all have inspired me to dream bigger and to aim higher!! So donate books, people. The average cost of a book is $15, which is about the price of a movie ticket! This is an easy way to change the world.

Don't give into cynicism and despair. DO SOMETHING! As my hero Louisa May Alcott said, "hope and keep busy." I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 




After you've purchased your book (and we're going on the honor system here, I don't need proof that you donated), come back to this blog post and comment with your letter to Santa. Tell him why you deserve to win a new book! 

You have until midnight to make your entry. Good luck! And tune in tomorrow for the winner (and the 2nd day challenge!). 

Have fun, y'all.