John Wood "Creating Room to Read"
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Carter Presidential Library to hear John speak. We look forward to your ongoing engagement as you read 'Creating Room to Read'.
Beers for Books - Hudson Grille (Brookhaven)
Thank you for joining us at another successful Beers for Books in Atlanta. Please "Like Us" on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/roomtoreadatlanta
Caterpillar Crawl 5K & Butterfly Bolt 10K
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the second Caterpillar Crawl 5K and the Butterfly Bolt 10K! We successfully raised over $12,000 -- which will allow us to fund a library in Zambia. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make this race a success!
Beers for Books - Tap at 1180 (Midtown)
Thank you for joining us at the 1st ever Beers for Books in Atlanta. The event at Tap in partnership with Todd Rushing was a great way for Room to Read's Atlanta Chapter to gain exposure in the city. Please "Like Us" on Facebook and take a look at the event photos. http://www.facebook.com/roomtoreadatlanta
Barnes & Noble Book Fair - Buckhead location
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the book fair. It was a great opportunity for the Atlanta Chapter to connect with our community and get our name out there. Special thanks to our Chapter member Jordan Lofton and Barnes & Noble liaison Wil Ennis for facilitating our partnership.
Caterpillar Crawl 5k Run/Walk
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the first annual Caterpillar Crawl 2010 on September 25, 2010! It was a huge success with over 270 racers who signed up and participated! We successfully raised $28,000 -- which will allow us to build a library in Cambodia, in memory of Neal Howie, and provide over 19 years of girls education! The constructed library will be built in 2011 for the Hun Sen Samporng Chey Primary and Upper Secondary School in the Kampong Cham Province in Cambodia! Thank you to the 30+ volunteers whose tremendous support helped to make this race a success! Also, we would like to thank our sponsors for their support: Big Peach Running Company, PSS World Medical, Zola Brazilian Superfruits, Powerade, The Galloway School, The Icebox -- Cool Stuff, Jersey Mike's Subs, Kroger, The American Boot Camp Company, TriCity Kids Inc., Cocktails and Canvas, Project Builders Inc., Margavio Realty LLC.
"Bigger than Carnegie, Faster than Starbucks: Room to Read's Scalable and Sustainable Model for Educating the World's Children"
By John Wood, Founder and Board Chair, Room to Read
Thank you to all who joined us at Room to Read's Evening of Awareness at The Lovett School! Members of the Volunteer Atlanta Chapter worked alongside The Lovett Community to create a special evening, and we hope that everyone was inspired by John Wood's story and vision for Room to Read. As Room to Read celebrates its 10th year, John Wood has proven that Room to Read can be "bigger than Carnegie and grow faster than Starbucks!"
The evening was truly a great success! We want to thank everyone for their generous support of the important work that Room to Read is doing. Due to very generous contributions, we were able to raise $122,531, an all-time high for the Atlanta Chapter and community. This will allow us to build two schools and provide 50,000 books to children throughout the developing world! Thank you for such tremendous support! And, thank you to The Lovett School and Community and our sponsors: Gas South, The Republic of Tea, and Not A Crumb! Exquisite Cakes.
Tea Time with Room to Read
We had a wonderful time celebrating the new partnership between Room to Read and The Republic of Tea! Guests at the event had the chance to taste the new Little Citizen's Herb Teas (Tangerine Tea, Cherry Apple Tea, and Strawberry Vanilla Tea) as well as learn more about Room to Read and meet others in the Atlanta area who are interested in the cause! Thanks to the generous support of The Republic of Tea, each person took home a complimentary tin of the new Little Citizens' Herb Teas and a copy of John Wood's book Leaving Microsoft to Change the World.
3rd Annual Alternative Gift Fair at The Westminster School
Thank you to those who attended. We raised over $900! Peachtree Publishers partnered with us again this year by donating a portion of their sales from the evening, as well as 10 books, to Room to Read!
Room to Read! Wine and Cheese Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who attended our fundraiser at Aqua! We raised over $1,500! It was so exciting to see the energy in the room and meet such fantastic people! Your support is greatly appreciated! We hope you enjoyed learning more about Room to Read, the Girls' Education Program and enjoyed meeting and talking with Emily Leys! Also, thank you to everyone who attended Emily’s talk at Georgia Tech's IMPACT speaker series earlier the same day! The series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. We were so happy that Emily was able to raise awareness of Room to Read, and especially the Girls’ Education Program, with so many in Atlanta!
Other Events: We have promoted Room to Read at the Westminster Alternative Gift Fair, Decatur Book Festival, Asian Cultural Experience at the Botanical Garden, AAYA Volunteer Day, Jingle Jog, Fox Theatre, Cobb-Marietta Retired Educators Association (C-MREA) and Home Depot book drive. The Atlanta chapter helped establish a partnership with JETAA, who chose Room to Read as its international charity.