What is this project?

This is a simple and fun way to support JWI's National Library Initiative, which is working to create 100 children's libraries in domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

Who can do it?

Any individual or group can participate in this meaningful fundraiser, including book clubs (with members of any age), fraternity or sorority chapters, JWI chapters, community libraries, classrooms, families, and more.

How does it work?

Pledge to donate a certain amount of money per page read - we suggest starting at $0.10 per page - and keep track of the number of pages in all the books read by your class, book club, library group, or members of your family during the prescribed period of time.

When you're all finished, tally it up and either donate online or mail a check to:

JWI's National Library Initiative
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20016

Can you give an example?

For example, Leslie's book club - eight friends in Cleveland, Ohio - is reading "Pride and Prejudice" in June, and pledges to donate $0.15 per page to the National Library Initiative. At the end of the month, all eight members have finished the 188-page paperback. They each chip in $28.20 (188 pages x $0.15) and make a $225.60 donation. (Actually, since they're a generous group, they round it up to $230.)

I have questions. Whom should I ask?

Email Lisa Paquette or call 202.464.4805.