Monday, May 23, 2011

Now I’m getting greedy

By Damaria Senne

Last week a friend of mine gave me a box full of Afrikaans literature novels and poetry collections, so I could donate the books to a school or library of my choice.

I’m heavily involved with READ SA and moderate its Facebook page, so I never run out of schools and libraries to give away books to. So I posted an announcement on the FB page offering the books and within a day, I had someone who’s starting a school in Pietermaritzburg asking if he could have them. Of course I said yes, and we’re now making plans for him to send someone to pick them up.

So where does greed come into play?

The school founder mentioned that they are setting up the library from scratch and would love to stock with classic literature in local languages (all 11 of them). And well… I want to help them. Or rather, I want to ask you to help them.

So, I’d like to ask you to donate your very pricey novels and poetry collections to this school:-). Email me at if you have a couple of books to donate, and I’ll give you my address so you can drop the books off  at an agreed upon location or post them. My request is not time sensitive, so if you miss the first delivery, which will happen as soon as we make arrangements, we can send the books on later.

I also want to thank you for supporting many of the causes I’ve spoken about here. You guys are great, and really, I wouldn't have been able to use this blog to support non-profit organisations as well as I have in the past if it were not for you and your donations of needed items. So, THANK YOU!


Judy Croome said...

Damaria, I'll make a note to contact you. I'm planning to have a major clean out of my study/library in July (after the launch rush is over, before I start next book - doing a cleansing of my work space to prepare for the new story) I'll keep for you, rather than giving to hospice shop as I normally do!
Judy, South Africa

Damaria Senne said...

Oh yay! Thank you Judy. Much appreciated. It will be a nice birthday gift for me (it's on 25 July).

Rebecca E. said...

this is such an awesome idea-- I never thought of what I could do with my old book around here-- but I am certain my books cn be used in libraries and teh like-- even in Canada.

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