So today I’ve been thinking a little more seriously about the charity idea I posited in my recent blog entry about getting One A Day back on track. I’d initially thought Child’s Play might be a good shout, what with a large number of the collective being involved with gaming or games journalism in some way. But Jon Cresswell had perhaps a better idea.
Given that One A Day is (obviously) all about writing, Jon’s suggestion of a literacy charity seemed like the most appropriate choice. There are a number of charities of that nature, but having examined them all, the one which stood out most was Room To Read.
The charity’s basic aim is to improve literacy in developing countries. It works in collaboration with local communities and governments to develop literacy skills and improve reading habits among younger children. It also attempts to ensure gender equality in countries where girls aren’t necessarily taught or treated in the same way as boys.
I’d like to invite all One-A-Dayers to take a look at the site, and over the next week or so I’ll attempt to further gauge just how interested people are in contributing to the charitable cause. By no means is any of this decided – if any of you have other suggestions for charities you’d like to support, then I’m all ears. Similarly, if you want to carry on One A Day without worrying about the charity angle, that’s perfectly fine. At this stage it’s just an idea.
Once again, I’d appreciate your comments, fellow bloggers. I’ll make sure I’m following you all on Twitter, and I’ll get in touch with you at some point in the coming weeks to discuss this further.