Creating a Better World Through Literacy

There are so many wonderful organizations devoted to improving the state of literacy around the world.  In recognition of literacy week, we would like to recognize just a few of these important groups.  One group, in particular, Better World Books, is working hard to end illiteracy.  In their own words:

Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.  With more than six million new and used titles in stock, we’re a self-sustaining, triple bottom-line company that creates social, economic, and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

We were founded in 2002 by three friends from the University of Notre Dame who started selling textbooks online to earn some money, and ended up forming a pioneering social enterprise — a business with a mission to promote literacy.

Better World Books offers to buy back textbooks or to donate them to a number of literacy initiatives across the globe, including Room to Read, Books for Africa, Worldfund, the National Center for Family Literacy, Invisible Children, and Open Books.  Here at MetaMetrics, we have donated a number of textbooks to these groups and are happy to help contribute to the important work of these social entrepreneurs. 

If you have extra textbooks available, we encourage you to consider donating.  With over 700 million of the world’s citizens lacking basic literacy skills, it’s good to see so many organizations dedicated to making an impact.

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