A book can change the life story of a child... and open the door to a new world.

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    About the Campaign

    In the video below, Laura Backes speaks with Ruth Brodeen, Executive Director of India Transformed!, about how the money raised will be spent on books for children in India.

    For over 30 years, Laura Backes and Jon Bard, the team behind Children's Book Insider and WriteforKids.org, have believed that great books can change the life of a child. Now, CBI is partnering with India Transformed! to change the lives of children and young adults in India. These young people have been especially impacted by Covid, which devastated their country and cut off access to the little reading material they had. We're asking you to help us change that, and share the joy of reading with a child who has never held a book.

    India Transformed! works with underprivileged children living under extreme conditions in mud huts with no electricity or plumbing. We are raising money to provide books for several India Transformed! facilities that serve children and young adults:

    • Twelve Child Care Centers, each of which will have a library full of exciting new books.
    • A private school, whose library's shelves are virtually empty and students read the same books over and over again. This is an incredible opportunity to expose these children to learning about new things and help them discover new passions through reading.
    • A new college, which will offer many scholarships to deserving students from the Dalit communities (known as the Untouchables) who cannot afford to buy books. These scholarship students need access to textbooks they can share and borrow from the library to stay on track with their course work.

    The budget for all these projects combined is $22,000. We know our CBI subscribers and WriteforKids.org network to be filled with compassionate, caring writers. Together, we can easily reach this goal and make a lasting impact on the children and young adults of India.

    Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Be a part of the solution to ending poverty in India! Thank you for participating in the Books for India campaign.

    *Note: While India Transformed! is a Christian organization, the funds raised will be used to buy secular books and textbooks for the schools and Child Care Centers.

    About India Transformed!
    India Transformed! is a 501-c3 non-profit organization based in Denver, CO.  They are a Christian humanitarian organization that works largely with the poorest of communities in India - the Dalits (also known as the Untouchables).  They work with people of all faiths and castes.

    These children do not own any books.  Their parents are mostly illiterate and are daily wage earners who have suffered financially from the ongoing lockdowns in India.  

    India Transformed! has a Child Sponsorship Program that ensures every child receives love, healthy meals, clothing, well care and a good education through its 12 Child Development Centers where 500 children attend before and after school activities. In addition, a private school educates impoverished children and a new college is being built this year to offer affordable higher education.

    When you invest in a child, you are helping to break the cycle of poverty.


    To learn more about India Transformed, please visit their website at www.indiatransformed.org or call 720.404.1631.
    PO Box 22420, Denver, CO  80222

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