RAWLI founder Carissa Mallory was honored by RecognizeGood, an organization dedicated to searching out and illuminating good in the Austin community. In a ceremony held in the children’s department of bookseller Barnes and Noble at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Caves, State Representative Tony Dale and Leander ISD school board President Pam Waggonner helped RecognizeGood’s George Mihalcik present Carissa with pay-it-forward grant of $1,000, which she donated to RAWLI to continue supporting children’s education in Tanzania.
Holiday Book Drive Collects Thousands of New Books
Reading Around the World received an amazing donation of thousands of brand new books last December. We are super grateful and want to send a big THANK YOU to our friends at Barnes and Noble for supporting our literacy programs during their annual holiday book drive, and to their generous customers at the Bee Caves store. The store clerks at Barnes and Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, were wonderfully kind to let customers know about the book drive, and helping to raise awareness of the needs of children who have no books. The magic of this holiday season will continue for years, helping thousands of underprivileged children get a quality education.