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Give old books new life this Library Week

National Library Week, which runs from 18 to 26 March, offers the perfect opportunity to put some order back into your bookshelf. Dust off the cobwebs of old books that are in good condition and donate them to a cause in need. Forgood, an online platform that connects individuals and corporates to causes, has made it easy to take part in Library Week in a convenient and meaningful way.

“Choosing a good book from a full bookshelf is a luxury that not all South Africans have access to,” says CEO of, Andy Hadfield. “Through forgood, you can help change this. Our online platform makes finding a cause that has a book-related need to donate to quick and easy. This guarantees that your books are going to good homes where they will enjoy many more years of good use. Everything book-related, from fiction to school text books and pencils to pens, can find a new home.”

To get involved, forgood has listed some of the Library Week causes registered on their site – try them out, your books will likely appreciate the attention too.

  • Readers R Leaders – offers one on one reading assistance to help young learners improve reading fluency. Get involved by offering one – four hours of your time to help improve learners reading skills.
  • HospiVision – helps patients, family and staff by offering spiritual, physical and counselling support. You can get involved by donating Afrikaans, English and Xhosa children’s books for the little patients at Tygerberg Hospital.
  • Kidz Care Trust – helps street children in Bloemfontein through their drop-in and childcare centres. They are in need of posters, flash cards, puzzles, and books for boys between the ages of nine and eighteen.
  • Tygerberg Association – offers social services to people with disabilities and their families. They are looking for any pre school reading material for intellectual disabled clients.
  • Ripple Reading – helps children in impoverished areas to read. Get involved by donating items for their Grade R fantasy corners.
  • Anna Foundation – helps disadvantaged children living on farms by providing education, sports and life skills programmes. They are in need of children’s Afrikaans reading books.

For a full list of Library Week causes and opportunities, visit –


Facebook: /forgoodSA

Twitter: @forgoodSA






Direct links to the National Library Week opportunities on forgood:

Distributed by Be-cause Integrated Communications:

Sarah Waterfield

021 447 1082 / 060 677 6235

On behalf of forgood:

CEO: Andy Hadfield (@andyhadfield)

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