B.I.G. collects used books donated by school systems, libraries, and individuals, and sorts and packs them for shipping to schools in developing countires. B.I.G.'s motto is: Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive
Celebrating the 4 millionth book being sent since the projects inception
B.I.G. will be the provider-of-choice in the Annapolis area of services to: receive books being discarded by current owners; identify requirements for books by groups both domestic and international which have limited resources for acquiring books; sort and pack shipments based on requirements; raise funds to support these shipments; and ultimately to ship to needy groups for delivery to end users. B.I.G. will hold periodic book sales to provide revenue to meet operating expenses.
B.I.G. was created by the Parole Rotary Club, which continues to be its prime financial and volunteer supporter. The B.I.G. Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit to enable it to independently seek funds for operation and shipping. B.I.G. has its own Board of Directors, and functions as a separate volunteer-driven organization.
B.I.G. Book Sale
The Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill Project's next book sales are Saturdays June 22 and August 10, 2013 (8am-2pm) at OUR ANNAPOLIS WAREHOUSE, 2000B Capital Drive, Annapolis MD 21401.
For more information, visit the BIG web site:
First shipment (Ghana), vision of Rotarian Leonard Blackshear President Donna Schein with Ambassador from Ghana