Bring a Book, Buy a Book 2013
St Michael’s House, one of Ireland’s largest providers of community‑based services for children and adults with an intellectual disability, has once again launched its annual ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign.
The campaign asks volunteers to set up ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ locations in their offices, schools, colleges, clubs or homes. Volunteers contribute their second hand books and purchase books donated by their colleagues, fellow students, friends or family at a cost of €2 per book. The campaign encourages reading for all and all funds raised will go directly to St Michael’s House to help provide services to children and adults with an intellectual disability.
A number of pop up shops will be set up for the 2013 ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign. This year, pop up shops can be found in a number of Dublin City centre locations such as Heuston and Connolly station. St. Michael’s House has also teamed up with Eight Twenty Cabs to provide their customers with free books from February 14th to celebrate the Bring a book, Buy a book campaign. St. Michael’s House will be leaving free books in selected Eight Twenty Cabs around the city.
The ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign was first piloted in 2008 with 15 different locations taking part. The Campaign has since enjoyed growing success, with a total of 15,000 books exchanged and €30,000 raised for St. Michael’s House in 2012.
The St Michael’s House 2013 ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign will take place from the 1st – 10th March 2013. To register your location and receive a starter pack for 2013 ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’ campaign: Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmichaelshouse; visit: www.bringabookbuyabook.ie, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01) 8840200. All funds raised go directly to St Michael’s House to help provide services to children and adults with an intellectual disability.
About St. Michael’s House – St Michael’s House is a community-based voluntary organisation. Founded by parents in 1955, the organisation has grown to become one of the largest providers of services to people with an intellectual disability in Ireland. Today St Michael’s House provides a range of specialised services to over 1,600 children and adults with a learning disability and their families through 170 community based centres in the greater Dublin area.