The DMS wants to know: What human initiatives do you think are amazing? Why?
We'll tell you ours, if you tell us yours!
The Mobile Donkey Library
Snippet taken from: Puddles in Africa: Why Grass Roots Organizations Change the World
Last year I worked with our local elementary school to do a read-a-thon to raise money for Ethiopia Reads, A grass roots organization that builds libraries in the most remote parts of Ethiopia where children do not go to school or have books. More specifically, we were reading to support The Donkey Mobile Library which is a library cart pulled by a donkey bringing books to these children. It is one of my favorite organizations for all of the reasons I listed about grass roots. Our little elementary school, grades k-5, raised a little over $1000.00 dollars. Those kids read their little hearts out to help get books to other children like them. Some of them sent in zip locked bags with all of the change that they possessed. There was no economic gain for them, this was about kindness and generosity. They were truly inspirational. (click here to read more)
|Mobile Donkey Library in Ethopia|
|Children's Author, Christine Ieronimo|