Thursday, October 23, 2008

Share The Love

RWA NYC member Maya Rodale's charity Share the Love now has a web-site.

Maya and another historical romance author Ann Bleakley, started Share The Love to bring romance novels to women in crisis. From their web-site:

"After all, they are not merely love stories and are certainly not rescue fantasies. They are rich narratives of women overcoming conflict, discovering their own power, falling in love, and being rewarded with optimistic, emotionally satisfying endings. And shouldn’t all women enjoy the same treasure of words filled with inspiration and empowerment—or, if nothing else, a pleasant diversion from day to day life?"

"Mass-market paperbacks are considered to be inexpensive, but are still not in the budget for everyone who might enjoy them. How better to encourage literacy—an incredibly valuable skill that benefits not just women but the families they support—than by providing engaging reading material? Doesn’t everyone deserve the pleasure of a good story with a happy-ending?"

Do you want to Share the Love? Here’s how you can participate:

1. Get a box (USPS turns out to be cheapest).

2. Start filling it with romance novels you’ve read, but don’t imagine re-reading.

3. Send the box to one of the following locations.

Share The Love

c/o Maya Rodale

511 Avenue of The Americas, #90

New York, NY 10011-8436

(212) 924-4002
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Share the Love

c/o Ann Bleakley

P.O. BOX 19313

Minneapolis, MN 55419-0313


RWA NYC has been donating books to Share The Love since it's inception last year. So far most of the books have been donated to the shelters run by Women in Need. So if you have books that you've read and don't know what to do with, why not send them to Share The Love?

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