On Monday, I had the long wrap-up of the Fifth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge with challenge winners, prize winners, Twenty Hour club members, and charity contributions. But as I’ve had a few corrections to those charity contributions, and as it was buried at the end of a long post, and as it is a very, very cool thing to highlight, I’m giving that part its own post. And this has nothing to do with the fact that I have to spend most of today wrapping up Girl Scout accounting and functions. Almost nothing.
A prize was given to the person who raised the most money for charity Jennie of Biblio File, who collected $725.54 for Room to Read! She’ll get a lovely necklace from Hoolala donated in turn by Kristin of Blue Castle. Based on the number of finishers, I’ll be donating $100 to a project at this DC School through Donors Choose.
Many bloggers connected their personal readathons with a cause. As I know it now, here’s a list of Blogging for The Greater Good:
- Biblio File $725.54 to Room to Read
- Blue Castle $75.25 to a couple adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia
- Blog from the Windowsill $25 to Friends of the Library
- Boys Rule! Boys Read! $80 for the Charlotte Mecklenburg library
- Book Clutter $22 to Love146
- Check It Out $25 to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
- Cybermac $12 to a local education fund
- Deraps Reads $10 to Donors Choose
- Imaginary Dreamer $50 to Donors Choose
- Infinite Shelf $20 to gulf cleanup
- Library Chicken $49 to a local library
- Literate Lives $28 to Welcome Warehouse
- Liyanaland $48 to a local literacy charity
- Mama Librarian $32 to Little Lake Free School
- A Moment with Mystee $48 to the ASPCA
- A Patchwork of Books $27.00 to a DC School from Donors Choose
- Readers Carousel $45 to CureSearch
- Reading Chick $44.50 to the International Bird Rescue Center
- Reno, the Girl 14 books to her library
- A Room without Books is Empty $22 to Donors Choose
- Situations Where You May Need It $45 for Alpine Valley School
- So Many Books… 27 Euros to Books for Africa
- Two Canadian Readers $44 to The Literacy Group
- Two Canadian Readers $27.50 to the Central Asia Institute
Thanks to the bloggers who supported a cause and supported each other in raising money. Also props to all the authors and bloggers who contributed prizes, which gave us something to play for in this community event. One of those prizes, or rather three, are actually special donations of multicultural library collections for schools or other youth-serving organizations as chosen by the top three winners! Special thanks to Carol Rasco from RIF for making this possible.
Of course, thanks to all of you who participated and made this such a special, amazing, fabulous event! Come back next year!