Amy Torres learned about my library project for the Tomás de Berlanga school on the Galapagos Islands when I placed my blog post on the ALA Think Tank Facebook page. Amy and her husband were spurred into collecting and delivering 500 books to us in the Galapagos, something I wrote about here.
During their stay in Quito, Amy and Harry met Hector Viela. Although Hector has never visited the Galapagos and has no connection to the school, he was inspired by Amy and Harry’s mission and offered to help us by setting up a GoFundMe page to obtain donations. True to his word, our GoFundMe campaign went live today. If you have read about the library project and want to donate funds to help us, now you can! Any amount – $5, $10, $25 – will help greatly. My previous requests for assistance have resulted in many books being collected for us. Now we need to get the funds to ship them here.
Thanks for any support you can provide. The students love the new books and will greatly appreciate any additional books we can get for them.
I just checked out your blog after reading you’re incredibly written post and I couldn’t help but press follow straight away because your blog is truly both amazing and beautiful! I am so happy I came across it (:
I love it so much, as I am sure you can tell! So please keep writing so I can keep reading! Can’t wait to read more from you (:
Thank you for your kind words. 🙂
You are so welcome! (:
Kerry awesome job !! I just gave on the GoFundMe site!!
Thank you tons, Jan! It doesn’t surprise me that the educator in you would like this project. And you can see it in March when you visit.
The kids found a few more books to donate and I found out if you keep the weight below 4# it’s only about $38 to ship from WI – not bad! Boxed them up yesterday, will be at the PO tomorrow. They put a sticker inside each one with my email address – they’re hoping for a pen pal 🙂
That’s great, Candy! Thank you so much. I’ll let you know when they arrive; I’m still waiting on books that a friend sent about 3 weeks ago.
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