Collecting F&Gs and Paperback Picture Books for Orphans of HIV/AIDS

Dear Fellow Picture Book Authors,

This summer, my daughter Molly and I are traveling to Iganga, Uganda to spend two weeks with the kids at Musana Children’s Home.

If you have any doubts that anyone can make a difference, please read the story of how three college-age girls founded this home and school for over one hundred vulnerable children and orphans, most of which have lost parents to HIV/AIDS. Musana gives these children a loving home where they are properly cared for and inspired to pursue a future. In addition to their education, the children at Musana participate in activities such as: arts and crafts, music, income generating activities, agriculture, and spirituality.

Among the donations I’ll be taking with me to Musana, I’d love to take books. But with airline baggage weight restrictions, I’m afraid hardback books would tip the scales. So after talking to the folks at Musana, we decided to go for quantity versus quality – softcover books, that is.

(Please be assured I’m only referring to the physical quality of paperback books. I trust the content to be always of the highest quality.)

So, if you have any extra F&Gs or softcover picture books that you’d be willing to donate, please e-mail me at reidy(dot)jean(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll send you my address. I’ll be collecting until July 1st. Musana is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

Thanks for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you … and possibly reading your book to those beautiful children.

2 Responses to “Collecting F&Gs and Paperback Picture Books for Orphans of HIV/AIDS”

  1. Marcia

    Three college-age girls founded the home! How inspiring. May this be a trip of a lifetime for you and your daughter.