#GivingTuesday Results

A Glimpse of your Donations at Work

During our #GivingTuesday campaign, over 796 members of our amazing global community donated a whopping $281,136. Combined with the 2:1 matching funds donated by a group of generous sponsors, that's 843,408.


That's enough to:

  • Teach 5,000 children to read and write for a year
  • Support 1,000 girls for a full year in our Girls' Education Program
  • Provide 100 schools with a trained teacher and librarian who will both receive ongoing coaching and support as they help their students develop their skills and habit of reading
  • And print 43,000 local language children's books

We set out to make this our biggest GivingTuesday campaign ever, and thanks to you, that’s exactly what happened. This is powerful evidence that when enough people come together, real change can happen. 

So don’t believe anyone who says a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality is impossible. We know how to solve these problems, and thanks to your support this GivingTuesday and all year long, we can.

Thank you for helping us end the impossible!

Next year, 2020, is Room to Read’s 20th anniversary. It also happens to be the year that we hope to reach our 20 millionth child with our life-changing Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs. And we have some big things planned. Stay tuned.