"Want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. Want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein


Bookwallah's tactical mission is to collect and distribute children's storybooks, set up libraries, and spread the joy of reading to children of orphanages throughout the world. While improvement in literacy is a natural outcome, the strategic aim of Bookwallah is to spur the growth of true imagination – as a skill and basis for success. Where would we be without people like Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs? These children need to imagine how to get past some of the hardships experienced, move forward and change their own worlds.

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*photo credit: Sandra Wong Geroux

Organization: The newly formed Haitian Amputee Mothers Alliance (HAMA) was created to help 60 mothers who have become amputees as a result of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti one year ago. HAMA is supported by the Village of Vision for Haiti Foundation/Foundation Enfant Jesus (VVHF). VVHF is a non-sectarian organization focused on addressing and solving key life sustaining problems that plague the people of Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. VVHF runs a micro-community that includes an orphanage, a school, which also supports the local community and a medical clinic in addition to supporting the efforts of HAMA.

Organization: Dreams Fulfilled Through Music (DFTM), A non-profit organization based in San Antonio, TX, dedicated to bringing the joy of making music to persons with special needs.

Key Success Factor: Creating a community around a compelling and emotional story, and communicating their story on a 1-to-1 basis that moves individuals to action.

Key Success Factor - prioritizing collaboration and partnership in order to provide comprehensive solutions and to extend resources as far as possible.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage was founded to provide support to those who had nowhere else to turn. Since 1930, they've helped families restore balance in their lives, achieve increased self-sufficiency, and maximize their level of functioning.

Upcoming objectives:

  • "Climate Cycle 100" fundraising event
  • Climate Cycle bike ride on May 22nd for (4,10,20 & 62-mile routes) and May 21st for the 2-day ride
  • Expand corporate sponsorships

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