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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Final Tally: Happy Faces All Around

My goodness, that went quickly! We sent some books, dropped some cash, reached our goals and changed over 1000 children’s lives in less than two weeks. Not too shabby, Dewey-lovers. Roundup! From our DCPL contact: Hello all, I just wanted to send one more huge THANK YOU to all of you for your work with the DC Rollergirls’ fundraising drive for Sing, Talk and Read. I’m very...
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Updates, Winners, Goals, and Hooray!

Well, we’ve had quite the week here at Dewey Donation System, and we wanted to take a second to thank all of our generous donors, word-spreaders, book-lovers and Dewey-huggers. Books are starting to arrive in both DC and Chiang Mai. The DC Rollergirls are hard at work prepping their used book drive for this weekend’s bout, where they will sell grab-bags for five bucks. ...
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Happy National Library Week!

Hooray! It’s time to hug your library! Dewey’s decked out in his finest to celebrate all things decimal, and we’ve got some exciting news and updates. First! We have only twelve books left on the Taw Saeng Amazon wishlist! That’s some impressive book-buying, you guys. The top few books on that list are through their Thai bookstore, but the remaining are through Amazon,...
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Dewey’s Going Into the Ugly Cry Already!

Librarian alert! As of 5:00pm ET, we’ve had 48 donors give a total of $2,420! What a fantastic response. That will allow us to buy somewhere around 700 books and reach another 300 families! We’re so thrilled to be working with you all on this project – our Children’s Librarian, Micki Freeny, is all smiles today! I’m also impressed that so many of the contributors...
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We have an anonymous benefactor and it is making pamie kinda hot and bothered.

We have an anonymous benefactor! And she/he has thrown down a challenge! “I’ll donate $300 each to DC Star and Taw Saeng once Dewey is able to raise a combined $2000 from other donors.” Hey, guys! It’s Pamie. Aren’t anonymous donors kinda sexy? I always picture them with monocles and glasses of scotch. That probably says too much about me. I wanted to thank you for...
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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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