We have received the message below which may be of interest to you. It is from:
- SAHABAT ANAK, an organization that provides education and encouragement to Jakarta's street kids and
- TAMAN BACAAN PELANGI , which establishes small libraries for children in remote villages in Flores, NTT.
BLIC members may have some used books to donate. It is for a good cause.
Thank you and best regards -Randolph
DRIVE BOOKS, NOT CARS is a completely volunteer-driven project designed to raise awareness for Sahabat Anak and Taman Bacaan Pelangi
A few friends and I started it last September. This is the second drive.We are not looking for cash, but instead we would love your support. I know you know tons of people out there. Just tell them about what we are doing. Spread the word.
We are collecting all the English-language novels and Indonesian-language children's books we can get our hands on. On Jan 29th 2012 after we collect all the books from the 60 drop boxes around town we selling them back by opening in Jakarta the biggest secondhand bookstore outside Ex during Car Free Day.
We collected over 5,000 books last time around and raised more than $3,000 to fund scholarships here in Jakarta and open libraries in Flores. Every rupiah goes to the kids. W know of no other organization or initiative here in Jakarta that can say that. We don't have a budget. We pay our own way during meetings. Every cent goes to the kids.
The drop boxes are located at: :The US Embassy /Erasmus Huis /The Australian Embassy /Japan Foundation /Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan / Kinokuniya Plaza Indo / Kinokuniya Cilandak Town Square /Bagel2 / Bagel Kemang /Habibie Center Kemang /40 Starbucks locations / Plaza Indonesia /Setiabudi Building / BNI’46 / Skyline /Gandaria City / Hayam Wuruk Plaza /Kemang Square / Kemang Sky /PIM 2 / Cideng /Plaza Senayan /Kamome /GKBI /FX Sudirman /Pacific Place /Sampoerna Strategic Square /Rasuna Epicentrum / Tomang Raya /Cityloft / University of Indonesia /Senayan City 1 /Mal Taman Anggrek / Citraland Mal / Central Park 1 /Oakwood / Grand Indonesia /Pasaraya Grande /Citos /Tebet /Emporiu Pluit / Pluit Village /Pluit Junction /Formula 1 /Bandung Indah Plaza / PVJ / Cihampelas Walk / UOB / Plaza Semanggi / Grand Indonesia 2 /Kemang Village