Candy and Cookie Book Party to Support Girls’ Education
I'm Ally Condie, a mom of four and an author of books for children and teens. For my latest book launch, we decided to have cookies and candy available for people and they donated what they could in a jar. My kids were so excited to help hand out the treats and take the money, and it was a fun way for the reading community to raise money together.
28 million girls are out of school in sub-Saharan Africa. When a girl attends school, she will earn 25% more income and invest 90% in her family. She will be 3 times less likely to become HIV positive, and her children will be 40% more likely to live past the age of 5. Camfed, the awesome nonprofit we're supporting, puts African girls at the center of a community network that helps them stay in school. From books to fees to mentors, Camfed provides resources to help girls overcome barriers to education and become leaders in their communities. These girls are changing the world!