Drive Books Not Cars

As I sat down recently to my Friday night ritual of a large sausage pizza – you know, the kind with extra cheese in the crust – and a pirated Twilight DVD, my overflowing  bookshelf caught my eye and unsettled me. This was partly because I feared it could fall and crush me and partly because I can’t remember the last time I cracked a book open.

I started thinking, maybe someone else would want to read them. How could you say no to Dan Brown or Nicholas Spark. Come on “The Notebook” is a classic? Then, I felt pains in my stomach and noticed the pizza was gone, I thought, I should really do something with my bike other than use it as a clothes rack.

The answer to your pains is simple…donate those literary gems! And get some exercise while doing it – or perhaps a latte.

Drive Books, Not Cars is a non-profit organisation looking for donations of popular English-language novels and Indonesian kids books. We’ll be selling them on 29 January 2012, at EX Plaza, Jakarta during Car Free Day. All funds raised will go towards supporting libraries in Flores and the awesome kids at Sahabat Anak in Jakarta. Now that you know the what, here’s the rest:

How: Sweep your shelves of your lightly used reads.

When: Anytime from 7 December 2011 – 28 January 2012.

Where: Put them in an eco-friendly bag and drop them off at one of the many locations listed below in Jakarta.

Why: Because it will make you feel good – since that pizza certainly didn’t.

Written by: Sara Schonhardt

Jakarta Globe News Article:

Locations around Jakarta to drop off books.

Tommy and Olga from Jakarta Globe with Candice from Sahabat Anak and one of the DBNC drop boxes.

About Sahabat Anak

Sahabat Anak is a non-profit organisation that provides quality education and children’s rights advocacy in an effort to encourage and inspire Jakarta’s street children to escape urban poverty. The movement began in 1997 after a group of university students made a commitment to make a difference in the lives of Indonesia's street children. As a volunteer-based organisation, Sahabat Anak aims to involve as many members of the community as possible to help improve the lives of street children.

Posted on 01/11/2012, in Bahasa Inggris (English), Drive Books Not Cars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Komentar.

  1. Senang bisa bertemu dengan sahabat anak yang asik-asik dan pintar-pintar

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