Books equal freedom

2017-04-11 17:49

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One big red cardboard box in the second week of the third #WeheartPost campaign, and guess what? We have filled our first charity box for books to the brim!

As our readers know by now, we are into month three of our monthly #WeheartPost charity campaigns, with this month’s theme being “Books equal freedom”.

Why? Because this month the team at People’s Post and our sister publications TygerBurger and City Vision are celebrating our freedom as citizens during our very own Freedom Month – our special ode to Freedom Day on Thursday 27 April.

And as every educated person, parent, reader and teacher knows, emancipation of the mind is the only true freedom. What better way to break the chains than through books?

We are excited to share these experiences with our readers every month, as it is teaching us a thing or two about ourselves as well.

Since February we have not only learnt that we have the capacity to give when we think we ourselves have only a little, but also that every single item – even a pair of socks – given from a pure heart makes an enormous difference to the recipient.

So this month we hope to surpass our own wildest expectations as we ask you, our readers, to open your bookshelves and give to those who need the words the most.

Our plans are the same as with the previous two charity drives: Gather the books, get you to nominate a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) to, and then hand over the spoils to a school, library or organisation at the end of April.

Ransack your bookcases for charity. If you haven’t read it in a year, it’s just waiting to be sent to a new reader. And to those of you who have already gone to the effort of dropping off boxes of books: You are good and kind and appreciated.

Donations of books for our Books equal Freedom campaign can be dropped off until Saturday 29 April at our offices at 112 Edward Street in Bellville or at Vangate Mall’s centre management in Athlone.

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