Drive Books Not Cars – Mega Book Sale

Drive Books Not Cars awesome book sale!!!

For the past two months Starbucks and a number of other locations around Jakarta have had Drive Books Not Cars ‘drop boxes’ set up, so that Jakartarians, young and old alike, could donate their pre-loved books. Just last Saturday a number of dedicated volunteers and staff from the Jakarta Globe cruised around Jakarta, trying their hardest to avoid that infamous “macet“, collecting all the donated books. With a total of 7,000 books the volunteers got together to prepare for Sunday’s book sale.

On Sunday 29 January 2011, with a collection ranging from the Twilight series to  Schindler’s List to Lonely Planet Guide Books, the book sale began! Even though clouds threatened to rain on us a number of times, the rain held off and the book sale was a huge success.

Thank you to all those who took part, volunteered their time and energy, and bought books! A special thank you to the teams at Jakarta Globe and Starbucks who have been doing an awesome job in recruiting volunteers and spreading the spirit of Sahabat Anak. We were so impressed with people’s compassion for marginalised children in Jakarta. It is only by working together that we can see the lives of the most vulnerable changed for the better.

As one of the events organisers, Zack Petersen, put it:

“Volunteering is about putting others first, remaining selfless in a self-seeking world and giving it your all, even when there’s nothing left in the tank. ”

If you are interested in volunteering at the next Drive Books Not Cars please follow their Facebook page.

If you are interested in volunteering with Sahabat Anak, please check out our website.

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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.

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