Room to Read: One Beer, One Book!

9 Mar

Beer for Books mar13What does beer and books have in common? Well a networking / fundraising event benefiting Room to Read. With free canapés sponsored by Coast, come out and meet new people. 10% of all bar proceeds go to Room to Read, which means a lot of books going to libraries across the developing world to promote literacy. So come along and raise a glass for a good cause.

Who knows, you might be inspired by Room to Read volunteers to initiate your own fundraising event. For ideas check out Room to Read’s different Chapter pages http://www.roomtoread.org/Chapters?chid=3 to see what sort of events volunteers are creating worldwide.

Date: 12 March 2013

Time: 7-10pm

Location: Coast Bistro & Bar, 1 Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

For more information, please check out the Room to Read HK Chapter’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RtRHongKong#!/events/387303851368933/

Room to Read logoAbout the charity: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they believe Room to Read can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need Room to Readto succeed in school and beyond by building and stocking libraries, building bright ventilated classrooms, publishing books in the local language, training educators and providing one-on-one support to teachers, and supporting girls to stay in school by providing material support—such as school fees, clean uniforms or transportation, in addition to mentoring and life skills training to help girls succeed in the classroom and beyond.

For more information please visit their website.

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