Books of Joy

Empowering children in under-served communities to achieve their full potential through education.

Who We Are

Books of Joy is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 47-5365321. Our mission is to empower children in under-served communities to achieve their full potential through education. Our organization is entirely run by volunteers. All your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are a for-purpose organization with the vision to provide the opportunity of education to every child in the world.

What We Do

We partner with local communities to provide books, school supplies, create educational programs and establish learning environments to promote literacy. Our current efforts are in South East Asia region, supporting schools in the villages of Nepal.

Why We Do It

Everyone remembers the first book they ever read. From Dr. Seuss to Curious George – there is something so special about picking up a book and reading it from beginning to end. The ability to get lost in a story, get to know and love characters, and learn about places you’ve never been before – books and education have a lasting impression on us all.

Most people in developed countries are lucky to have access to schools, the ability to have resources to further their education. For many in developing countries education is a luxury, something so valued but sadly not accessible to everyone. With poverty on the rise, unsettling crisis and bad living conditions, underdeveloped countries are not able to put education as a priority. Children who have the desire to learn, read, socialize with kids their own age are robbed of these opportunities due to a lack of schools in their community. There are those who dream of being a doctor, nurse or even a teacher, but without the economic resources to build new schools or rebuild the ones that were destroyed by natural disasters, the possibility of pursuing their dream becomes lost along with their hope of creating a better future for themselves.

Who wouldn’t want to give back to these children? Who wouldn’t want to be a small part of these children’s bright future and success? Education is lacking, but their spirit and desire to learn is alive and well. This is why we are driven to support these children and give them an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Nelson Mandela
  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

    John Dewey
  • The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • Education is the movement from darkness to light.

    Allan Bloom
  • Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

    George Washington Carver

Our Programs

Books of Joy is committed in serving children and schools in underserved communities to help them get proper education

Nepal

We are partnering with VolNepal, a local organization in Nepal, to supply books for the library in Shree Kshetrapal Lower Secondary School. It is located in Khadga Bhanjyang, District of Nuwakot, Nepal. This school was destroyed by the devastating earthquake in April 2015 and was recently rebuilt. We will be providing volumes of books and reading materials to cultivate interest in students to explore and learn new things.

make a donation

If you’re as passionate about our cause as we are, it’d be amazing if you created a fundraiser on Crowdrise to raise money for Books of Joy. It is super easy and fun, and your support is invaluable to our mission. Consider giving up your next birthday by asking for donations instead of gifts. Or run a marathon and ask your friends to sponsor you. We love getting donations but there’s nothing better than when you go a step further and help us raise money from your network of friends. Lots of little donations really do add up. The power of the crowd is real.

Please create a fundraiser and help us make a real-life difference for children in Nepal. Click  “Join Our Cause” and click on “Fund Raise For This Charity“. You can help fulfill a child’s dream come true!

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Get Involved

Please contact us to get involved and partner with us in fulfilling a child’s dream, one child at a time.

Make a Donation

Books of Joy operates on charitable contributions from people just like you. Your donations help us expand to new countries and build impactful programs all over the world so we may continue to reach children and provide them the opportunity of education. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible and when it comes to shaping our world’s future, every penny counts.

Volunteer

Our organization is completely run by volunteers. We have many opportunities to volunteer online or in-person. So it does not matter where you live in the world, please contact us for more information. If you are travelling to Nepal and would like to volunteer in-person, please let us know.

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