FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BETTER WORLD BOOKS DONATES $50,000 TO LOCAL LITERACY PROGRAMMES
Mishawaka, Indiana U.S.A.— November 18, 2021—Better World Books (BWB), the world’s leading socially conscious online bookseller, announces the donation of $50,000.00 to twenty-three (23) organisations and schools. President and CEO of Better World Books, Dustin Holland, noted that “Better World Books is proud to support local organisations who believe in the power of knowledge and access to information. Our commitment to education and literacy is unparalleled, and these impressive organisations are deserving of our recognition and financial encouragement.” Better World Books historically has donated over 31 million books, has raised over £23 million for literacy and libraries, and has managed the reuse or recycling of over 386 million books.
In April of 2021, all Better World Books employees were given the opportunity to nominate an outstanding organisation local to them working to improve literacy and to expand access to education. The Better World Books Literacy Council reviewed and contacted twenty-three (23) nominated organisations and selected the following organisations from the Dunfermline area to receive local literacy grants:
Recipients local to Better World Books Dunfermline, Scotland, Facility:
- Carnegie Birthplace Museum–awarded £3,500 to support and advance literacy skills and interest in books.
- Scottish Book Trust–awarded £3,500 to Reading is Caring, a programme that uses reading to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.
- Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Community Club–awarded £1,000 to provide local children the opportunity to play football in a fun and safe environment.
- Southwood Primary School, Glenrothes–awarded £1,000 for general education support.
- Fairview School–awarded £1,000 for general education support.
About Better World Books
Better World Books (https://www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit, socially conscious business and a global online bookseller that collects and sells new and used books online, matching each purchase with a book donation. Each sale generates funds for literacy and education initiatives in the U.S., the UK, and around the world. Since its launch in 2003, Better World Books has raised $32 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 31 million books, and reused or recycled more than 386 million books. The awarded grants were made possible by the Better World Books General Literacy Fund that underwrites the donation initiatives of Better World Books. This fund, supported by global library clients, allows for libraries to support libraries and to increase their impact through Better World Books partnerships. For more information about Better World Books, contact Michael Kappes, Senior Manager of Customer Experience and Client Services, at [email protected] or at (574) 334-5826.