Posted on March 27, 2008 by Startup Angel
As the first step in its mission to provide e-books for everyone, Connect2Books is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a scholarship program to donate Kindles to deserving students who are in financially challenging circumstances. Successful candidates will be awarded a Kindle along with a credit for $100 worth of e-books from Amazon’s Kindle store. If you know of any students in 6th to 12th grade in the United States who love to read and learn but lack ready access to books, please send an email, outlining their circumstances and achievements to the address below.
The usual legal statements (Supplies are limited; terms and conditions apply) are in effect.
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Posted on February 26, 2008 by Startup Angel
For you Facebook users, there’s now a Connect2books “cause” there, which you can invite your friends to join. Just click here:
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Posted on February 25, 2008 by Startup Angel
Are you interested in getting Kindles for your Kids?
We are currently accepting applications from organizations and schools that work with at-risk and low income youths, in grade levels 6 to 12. Some obvious ones jump quickly to mind: Inner city school districts with a high percentage of Title I students, organizations that target at-risk and underserved populations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Teach for America, KIPP Academy, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Harlem Children’s Zone Project, to name just a few. Organizations such as these have the infrastructure and programs in place that would be needed to administer the distribution and monitoring of the Kindle units. Suggestions for willing and committed organizations are welcome.
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