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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, 13 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, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • What address should I send the books to?
    Alice French, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great - keep at it
    Manmadhan, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • In what language should the books be printed? And to where should they be sent?
    Peregrin, 13 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, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • did you do approach the Ooty Central Library and ask them to enrol these kids as members?
    Sugun Abrahams, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great Initiative. I also pledge Rs. 250 for the same cause.
    Ayyappan Pillai, 13 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, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Definitely a good cause!
    Aparna, 13 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, 13 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, 13 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, 13 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, 13 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, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Books on their way, hope the kids enjoy them.
    Christopher L Nager, 13 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, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Thank you, Christopher Nager for your wishes and books. The kids are sure to enjoy them.
    Kalyani, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Kalyani, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

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