2012 Book Drive Update! A Thank You from Taw Saeng

We at Taw Saeng are so grateful to all the readers who donated books to us through the Dewey Donation System! The first book to arrive was Where the Wild Things Are. Whoever sent that had great timing, as it arrived on our last day before a holiday break, and my last day before heading back to the US for a few months. It was so much fun to read the kids a book that I loved as a child. They were...
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How We Found the DC STAR Program

Well, the DC Rollergirls are cool like that, and reached out to Pamie with the following letter: Pamie – My name is Paula Brantner, otherwise known as Rock Clobster or Claw of the DC Rollergirls. I met you in 2010 when members of DCRG joined you for your book tour appearance for Going in Circles. I loved the book and found that it inspired me to continue skating until my skills were strong...
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What You Gave!

Did you just do something good? We’re so proud of you! Please boast about your heroic efforts here. Tell us what you gave, why you gave it, and where you did your boasting. I mean, you have to brag about it. It’s kind of the coolest thing you could do today. We can’t wait to find out what awesome surprise awaits you. Wait, you do know about the Karmic power of Dewey, don’t you? ...
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How to Donate to D.C. STAR

About the DC STAR program The DCPL would like you to know that they get these books at a huge discount through their distributor. So even though we’ve created an Amazon wishlist specifically for this drive, a cash donation might be worth a little more. Please note: STAR cannot accept gently-used books, even from third-party resellers. They’re requesting fifty copies of each book. The average...
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About the D.C. Library STAR Drive

The DC Rollergirls reached out to Dewey to ask if we could partner up to sponsor their local public library. The DCPL was thrilled to hear from us, and asked if we could help with their children’s literacy program STAR – “Sing, Talk and Read” About the DC Public Library’s STAR Program Last year, less than half of DC’s third-graders were shown to be proficient readers. The DC...
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How to Donate To Taw Saeng

Taw Saeng has three pressing needs: new books for their library, new computers for their computer lab (they’re currently using desktops over five years old) and a video camera to record their Christmas pageants and end of quarter pageants. Mission Buy All The Books: COMPLETE! Thank you! You guys bought out the Taw Saeng book wish list! Cash Donations Taw Saeng currently has non-profit status...
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How We Found Taw Saeng

Longtime pamie.com fan Heather reached out to me with the following letter: Hey, Pam, Do you already have a school/library/organization picked out for the Dewey Donation System this year? Taw Saeng (the organization I’m working with) is suffering from a lack of new books. We have books that have been donated over the years, but most are from the 50′s, presumably sent by school...
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About Taw Saeng

Taw Saeng (that’s Thai for “to shine”) is a children’s ministry project of The Garden of Hope. Located in Chiang Mai city, Thailand, their children’s ministry center is on Loi Kroh Road in a very busy bar/massage parlor district near the night bazaar. Taw Saeng reaches out to displaced tribal children who were reduced to selling flowers in bars. Several have been...
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That’s It Fellas!

Thank you everyone for another successful Dewey Donation System book drive! You helped Dewey send 667 books and $3758 (doubled to $7516!) to The Village Learning Place in Baltimore. From Dewey, Pamie, David and the VLP we’re giving you all a big internet hug and a few e-high fives! If you couldn’t donate during our book drive there is no reason why you can’t still send a book...
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All Right! Pamie’s Mom Rocks Out for DeweyDonationSystem.org

Pamie’s mom threw down a challenge — and the generous donors of the Dewey Donation System answered. Thanks to everyone who donated their time, money, effort and tweets to make this moment possible. Pamie’s Mom issued the following statement: “Oh, I really don’t know what to say other than thank you for everything, and thanks for supporting Pamie. Lots of kids are...
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