In the areas where Holt has programs in Mongolia, access to books and educational opportunities is very limited for children. Schools are filled beyond capacity — forcing children to attend in shifts. And with few after-school activities, children often spend their afternoons playing in the streets. To help give children a more safe and constructive place to spend their time, Holt has funded a much-needed library and after-school program in one of the poorest districts of Ulaanbaatar. This will not only create a place for children to hang out, but it will also give them priceless access to books — including books in English.
At the end of April, Holt staff are traveling to Mongolia for the grand opening of the library, and they would like to arrive with as many children’s books as their suitcases can hold (so, about 200 pounds worth). We need your help to meet our goal!
If you would like to donate new or gently used books to children in Mongolia, please mail them or drop them off at our headquarters office before April 27, 2016. Mail or drop off books at 250 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR 97402 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Any book suitable for children 3-14 years old is perfect for this cause.
Please email Aloura DiGiallonardo at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.