By Shayna Mace
During the holiday season it’s natural to start thinking about and checking off items on our gift lists for family, friends and colleagues. If you have the ability, consider adding in another recipient to your list: a favorite local nonprofit. Madison has a plethora of worthy organizations that tackle all sorts of issues, including hunger, literacy, homelessness and disability rights.
Giving back doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. You might not have time to volunteer for an event — so donating goods or money to a local nonprofit is also greatly appreciated. This year the Madison Reading Project, a nonprofit that distributes new and gently-used books to schools and other local organizations, is hosting their annual Community Book Drive from Nov. 10 through Dec. 10. And it couldn’t be easier to donate to this worthy cause — here are the various ways you can give:
- Become a Community Book Drive Sponsor
- Host a Donation Station and Wish Tree.
- Host a month-long fundraiser. The funds you raise will go directly to buying thousands of new books for kids.
- Buy a children’s book listed on the organization’s Book Wish List at a local book shop or online and drop them off at any of the 30-plus Donation Stations around the Madison area.
Beyond distributing books, the Madison Reading Project also promotes literacy resources “that ignite a love for reading and affirm and reflects the diversity of young readers.” The nonprofit’s founder, Rowan Childs, is a past BRAVA Woman to Watch, so we love supporting the work that our W2W continue to do in our community.