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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help


Pledge “getachild2read”

"I will donate a book to Sirukathai, Ooty but only if 200 other people will do the same."

— Kalyani

Deadline to sign up by: 30th November 2008
206 people signed up (6 over target)

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Sirukathai is a small organization in Ooty, India that wants to open up the world of books to children who don't have access to libraries.

We think that getting a child to read anything outside his or her textbooks, will help in opening up new worlds, develop thinking processes, aid communication, foster self confidence and create a better, more balanced and compassionate citizen.

Besides having fun.

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  • I will donate 25 books and also send Rs. 250 as a personal contribution.

    Appreciate the good efforts for the children.
    Newton, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • A praiseworthy effort. Wish you all success.
  • A noble cause indeed. I commit to contribute Rs 500 and 10 books.

    Request pledge creator to list what else is required, besides books
    Name withheld on request, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • What address should I send the books to?
    Alice French, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great - keep at it
    Manmadhan, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • In what language should the books be printed? And to where should they be sent?
    Peregrin, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Books may be in English or Tamil.
    They could be sent to Ooty, India or to any of the addresses sent in a separate email.
    If you want a drop off address in UK, that can be done.
    Thank you for your commitment.
    Kalyani, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • did you do approach the Ooty Central Library and ask them to enrol these kids as members?
    Sugun Abrahams, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great Initiative. I also pledge Rs. 250 for the same cause.
    Ayyappan Pillai, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Please tell me where do I send them as well. Or would I recieve an E-mail notification of the same?
  • Really happy to sign up for this noble cause.I will donate the works of R K Narayan.
    Sivakumar.K.S, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Definitely a good cause!
    Aparna, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Bakul Childrens Library in Bhubaneswar proves such efforts can be successful and it is heartening to see similar initiatives coming up. Best of Luck. We owe this to the children.
    M Ravi, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • For all that I wish I could have done for young minds and for all that that remains not done..the least I could, is give them books that gives them the freedom...That,my pledge.
    sathiya, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • i dont think one needs to wait for 500 people to donate books for me to do the same. i would rather lend or buy a book to a child than give money. i wouldnt call it a donation. i would call it my due, rather our due.

    i will be visiting ooty sometime next month, and i would like give whatever i can at the repository or the library of sirukathai. pls gimme the address.
    vinod sriramulu, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am very pleased to do this, and think its a great idea.
    I gave books to local charities when I was in India with the Girl Guides, and they were greatly appreaciated.
    What is the address and it there a UK address of someone going over soon who i could send them to indtead?
    Lizzy, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Thank you everyone for all your good wishes and encouragement. That so many people living far away; some of you in distant lands, can feel for children living in a small hill district and encourage us with word and deed (we've already been receiving books and money) to go ahead is simply fantastic. And helps us to keep moving.
    Kalyani, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Books on their way, hope the kids enjoy them.
    Christopher L Nager, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Thank you, Julie Lynn Eberhart for the books you sent all the way from Ohio. They are so cute and just right. Since we don't have an email-id, we are saying many grateful thanks here.
    Kalyani, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Thank you, Christopher Nager for your wishes and books. The kids are sure to enjoy them.
    Kalyani, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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