It’s almost here, April 12 is YALSA’s Booze for Books fundraising event that is focused on raising monies for the association’s Books for Teens project. Books for Teens aims to get books into the hands of underserved adolescents. Throughout the United States supporters of the project are hosting events:
- In Manhattan (NYC) YALSA members are meeting at a restaurant for dinner, conversation, and YALSA donating.
- In Virginia a YALSA member is hosting a dinner at her home with book trivia and opportunities to donate to Books for Teens.
- In Boston, a couple of days before the official Booze for Books there will be a KidLit event that includes Books for Teens fundraising.
- In Chicago, ALA staff is also getting involved with an event at a watering hole near ALA headquarter offices.
For those hosting and participating in Booze for Books events, thanks for your work in putting the pieces together. Don’t forget that the YALSA Fundraising Guide and Toolkit includes information you may need on how to collect funds, and record donor names, for YALSA’s Books for Teens project. In the Guide you will find donation forms and donor list sheets.
Anyone hosting or attending an event should make sure to Tweet, take photos, post on Facebook, and record video in order to create a record of the event. Don’t forget to tag your photos, tweets, videos, and posts with #b4byalsa and that way all of the buzz from all of the great events people are sponsoring can be easily captured in one place.