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Fifth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Giving Back

A post so nice, I had to do it twice.

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:
Visit the blogs above for more information about their specific causes. Since I wasn’t always able to determine the amount or exact cause, I am happy to accept corrections or additions to this list.

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!


Shelley said...

Wow! All those donations make me smile! Thanks again for putting this together. Can't wait until next year!

tanita✿davis said...

Absolutely awesome.

I have a house full of company, which is why I didn't join you this year, but I love the direction this is going -- excuse free reading PLUS the ability to give back? A big win-win.

Iron Guy Carl said...

Thanks for posting my correction. This was fun!