Friday, January 14, 2011

RWAustralia Flooded Communities Book Appeal

A friend let me know about this:

We've all seen the devastation the recent Queensland floods have wrought

and have wondered how we can help. We know that for many affected

families, books will not be high on their priorities list for some time

to come.


We also know how valuable books can be in providing time out when

reality gets tough.


With the aid of some wonderful volunteers, we've put together a Romance

Writers of Australia Flooded Communities Book Appeal.

What we need?

FICTION BOOKS! Romance books, children's books, young adult books, genre

books, whatever – either new or in sparkling condition.

Please send them to:

RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal

PO Box 1717

Noosaville Post Office

Noosaville BC

Queensland 4566


When to send them?

Now! And any time over the next few months. The books will be boxed and

delivered to the appropriate libraries/schools/neighbourhood

centres/community centres in batches as soon as the communities are

ready to receive them. We'll be liaising with councils, libraries

and schools to ensure this is done appropriately. Feel free to pop a

note inside, or if you're an author, sign it.

If you have a question about donations, email Jess Anastasi:

If you work in a library / council / community centre / school in a

flood affected area, email Rachel Bailey:

And now for the extra detail...

I want to ask an extra favour of everyone on this list. If you feel

comfortable enough about it, and your publisher has some sort of

group/e-loop, please forward this on to them. In fact, forward it to

anywhere you think might be useful. Put it up on your blog or website,

talk about it on facebook and twitter. The more people who know, the

more books we're likely to get. We'll take donations from anywhere, so

long as people are willing to send those books!

If you have any questions, send me an email.

Thanks for your cooperation and support!

Jess Anastasi

RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal Team

1 comment:

Rula Sinara said...

I just saw this at Pink Heart as well. It's a wonderful thing to do. Will pass it on.