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Review for READ (Rural Education and Development) Global, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Support Read Global and get to be another Andrew Carnegie. How great is that? Well you may not get his money, you do get to participate in building free public libraries. FYI: Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant to America who became one of its wealthiest men. He offered any town who wanted one a free public library. The only towns denied were the ones that who would not meet the requirements Carnegie placed on them so their libraries would thrive well into the future—and they have. Read Global also places requirements on the towns that want their libraries/community centers so that they might also thrive well into future. Read Global requires each community to develop income producing projects that will support their libraries as well as requiring that they help build them. I think that’s why these libraries have become such vital community centers—they are the community’s creations. In the building, they have also built leadership, pride and a “we can do it” attitude. And that's before the first book is read. And you can see from the You Tubes what happens after people begin to read!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

If everyone trying to lend a hand around the globe did it with the care and thoughtfulness of Read Global, we’d be a lot further along to ridding ourselves of poverty and its ills.

Ways to make it better...

I could visit every one of the libraries myself!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Donor & donor.