I wanted to spread the word about a new philanthropic startup, GoneReading.
I’m not sure about the phrase “reading lifestyle” 😀 but the idea is that you buy their literary swag, and they donate the profits.
From their FAQ:
To fulfill our philanthropic mission, Gone Reading International donates 100% of its after-tax profit to fund new reading libraries and and other literacy programs around the world. This means that each year we donate a sum equal to or greater than our total revenues minus our total expenses, including any taxes paid. We donate these profits to non-profit organizations with proven models and long-term track records of success in building village libraries in the developing world.
Skeptical old me immediately wondered…
Right, but maybe you’re a top-heavy organization that wastes all of its “profit” on overhead and salaries?
Nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, our staff is 100% voluntary without any compensation to date. Owners Brad & Eileen Wirz have received no compensation from Gone Reading International.
This seems pretty legit and it’s for a good cause, so check out their store.
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