I enjoy teaching ESL; I am helping people and making my part of the world a little better. There have been some non-profits and some books that have inspired me.
Better World Books is a great organization. Send them books you no longer need and they resell them and donate the money to non-profit organizations. You can also specify which non-profit you want your books’ proceeds to go to. Better World Books has a list of non-profits that they are affiliated with.
I just purchased Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver-Relin. This looks like an interesting read. From the back cover,
“In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools – especially for girls – in forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.”
Please share some of your favorite education-related non-profits and books.