One of my favorite actors, Nathan Fillion, (Firefly, Serenity, Castle) is co-founder (with author PJ Haarsma) of Kids Need To Read, a charitable non-profit foundation which was founded in 2008.
According to their mission statement:
"Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children."
There are several ways to help this worthy cause:
1. You can make a donation directly to the organization.
2. You can also purchase merchandise from their cafepress.com store! They have some great merchandise, and if given as gifts, helps to spread the word!
3. John Ottinger III (from Grasping for the Wind) is even going to donate the proceeds from his ads and Amazon affiliate links! Way to go, John!
So please check out the Kids Need to Read website, and if you can help, great! If you can't help them with a donation or a purchase, I promise NOT to look at you with my judging eyes, but only if you help spread the word about this totally awesome charity!
Also check out Grasping for the Wind (which is where I found out about Kids Need to Read) - It's a pretty awesome blog, full of all kinds of book-tastic deliciousness!