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  • 18th May 2010
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We Support Read International!

Big Yellow Self Storage has been happy to give a helping hand to Read International, a fantastic charity and the UK’s one-stop-shop for book donations. They have crafted a hugely inspiring network of students who volunteer at 45 universities across Britain accepting any disused books from anyone and everyone and then ship these to Tanzania and Uganda. These much needed donations give kids in these countries the chance to benefit from books that their schools could never usually afford.

Over 564,000 books have been shipped to date, a great success for them! Because they’re so successful in their donation drives that they acquire a large amount of books before they’re all ready for shipping without having the facilities to store them all. This is where we have been able to help with the cause as we’ve donated space where Read International can house these, sort them and get them ready for shipping. We’re delighted to work with Read International and help them with their great achievements.

To find out how you can get active with READ International or donate books to the project please visit their Facebook group.

Recently our Norwich & Edinburgh branches helped Read International deliver a vast stock of books, view the images in our slide show below.

Do you have a favourite charity that you support? Let us know what yours is in the comment section below.