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The Reading For Relief Challenge has ended. Thank You so much for all of your support!

Help For Hurricane Victims: Reading for Relief Project

12/28/05 Hurrah! Latest book donation count: 7124!

TITLE CHANGE NOTE: To make this more politically correct, it was recommended we not refer to the evacuees as "refugees," so we changed the title to incorporate "relief." Our mission, of course, will remain the same; to provide relief to these displaced people, including shelter bound folks and children placed in orphanages, by providing them with free literature.

Click Here to Donate Books to Hurricane Victims

Hello everyone!

We want to establish BookCrossing Zones in shelters in the San Antonio, Texas area for the many people affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Some people will be displaced for more than six months! Our goal is to set at least two thousand books into circulation through this service project. Our mission: to provide relief to these displaced people, including shelter-bound folks and children placed in orphanages, by providing them with free literature.

This challenge was begun as part of a Gold Award project for two Senior Girl Scouts, picky88 and goldlis.

Through this effort, we hope to share both our love of literacy, and provide a greatly desired service to help relieve the pain of these people's suffering.

We are currently organizing collection points at local businesses. To date, the following locations have been approved to receive donations:

Reading for Relief Project
The Law Offices of Ed Goldner
1616 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX USA 78212

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
4201 DeZavala Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78249
(DROP-OFFS ONLY please.)

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Girl Scouts of the San Antonio Area
10443 Gulfdale
San Antonio, TX 78216
(DROP-OFFS ONLY please.)

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Dollar General
12930 Bandera Rd.
Helotes, Texas 78023
(DROP-OFFS ONLY please.)

Thank you for your generous donations. We'll make journal entries when they arrive!!

Books have been pouring in from all kinds of anonymous sources, but we'd also like to mention the BCers who have revealed their identities :) - sanepsycho, sleepymom, scavok, chryso, dolls727, terrafreaky, DrSlump612,
Leader1978, Cass01, doggirl97, vannessave, megemmom, rebeccalyr, susieq46,
glosylvia, bethieb, nyisutter, Adia415, and tyvmdear
. We greatly appreciate your support!

Please contact if you have any questions, or would like to volunteer.

Happy BookCrossing!
picky88 & goldlis

May your shelf never be empty;
May your heart always be full;
May you never lose your place,
In life or in your book.
May your friends list grow.
And may the next story always
Be more enchanting than the last.

Reading for Relief is a Girl Scout Gold Award project begun by goldlis and picky88 on September 10, 2005, in an effort to provide support for Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees taking refuge in San Antonio, Texas. Since that time, over 6,200 books have been generously donated toward this challenge by BookCrossers all over the world!! Thank you, BookCrossers, for your gift which will keep giving!!

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