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Today is International Book Giving Day 2013!



This year we are participating in International book giving day by distributing books to children staying at the El Ketter Hospital in Algiers.

The day is all about getting books into as many hands as possible, a family member, stranger, local group, friend or charitable organisation it can be whoever you wish.

Along with distributing books to sick children we are also collecting them for our travelling library project: we are just 77 away from our target of 1,000! So if you are looking for someone to gift a book to then, look no further- we would love to have it! Our Amazon wish list can be found here or you can send new or gently used books to the usual address.

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We also need to buy some shelving for the library so, to help with our fundraising efforts we are selling some original ‘one of a kind’ bookmarks that have been made from vintage books. There are only 100 available, they are priced at 50p each with an additional 50p (for however many bought) for uk postage and £1 (for however many you buy) for the rest of the world.  There are two styles to choose from but obviously the  image / wording on each will be different. You can buy by sending a cheque/postal order made payable to Algerian Action or via paypal using the email algerianaction@london.com Please remember to include details of how many you want and if you would like style 1 or 2.

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So really all that’s left to say is: Have a great day!



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Book Appeal

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As I mentioned in a post last week, next year we will be operating a children’s travelling library in Algiers. We will be visiting children in hospitals, orphanages, schools and other community venues and giving them the opportunity to enjoy books that they would otherwise not have access to. We will  be holding storytelling and craft sessions too.

However, before we can open the doors we need to fill the shelves, and for that we really need your help!

Will you help us reach our target of 1000 books?

Books can be new or gently used. They must be suitable for children aged 0-14 years (not textbooks) and can be written in English or Arabic.  All titles are very welcome.

If you are able to help by donating a book the address to send donations to can be found here. In any case please spread the word and help us to  bring a travelling library to children in Algiers!

Huge thanks to  those people who  have already kick started  the appeal by sending books in.

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Krazy Kids Fundraiser

I have just been told that a group of ladies in Reading are donating part of the funds raised at their next event to Algerian Action. So, if you are local to Reading and fancy a fun, summer themed evening on 21st April book your tickets now, as they are selling fast!

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