Saturday, October 8, 2011

YOU GIVE= WE GIVE Progress Update #2

Date: 08/10/2011

Progress Thoughts:
I continue to be touched by the generosity shown as part of You Give= We Give. Jess, Brodie and I are so excited to be able to help bring some Christmas joy to those less fortunate this year, but there's no way we would be able to do that without all the incredible donations we've had. I can't thank you enough for opening your hearts and wanting to contribute!

Picture Evidence:

The top row are all books donated by Shelleyrae at Book'd Out and Harper Collins Australia who sent 2 copies of A Need So Beautiful-thank-you so very much. The second row are all books we were able to purchase with the money collected in the pay-pal account. We will be emptying it every month and using it's contents to purchase more books. There are more to come; these are just the ones that arrived this week.

These books were actually donated by my mum =D She loves the idea and wanted to contribute. I love you mum--you rock!
Also a big thanks goes to author Simon Hayes who donated a signed copy of his novel Hal Junior: The Secret Signal.

Here were have all the books I donated so far. I'll probably add a few more as I get them, but for now here's what I have.


Future Hopes:
Well it goes without saying that I'd love to collect as many books as possible this year to touch the lives of those who many otherwise go without, but I also hope that everyone can feel the satisfaction and pride I know I'm feeling when I see how what it is that we're doing for a nothing human being!

Links to each of our Blogs:

Jess @ She Known As Jess BlogSpot
Brodie @ Eleusinian Mysteries
Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

Thank you Note:
A HUGE thank you to every single author and publisher who donated novels toward both our prize packs and the Christmas tree. You guys are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity and kindness!


A HUGE thank you to every single blogger, reader and anyone who has donated novels toward our Christmas tree piles. You guys are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity and kindness!

You Give = We Give.

Would you like to make someone’s life a little brighter this Christmas? Then be sure to check out our event You Give = We Give, for not only the chance to give but also the chance to WIN amazing Prize Packs yourself!

Donating Options:
You Give = We Give will run from September 10th until December 15. During the event you can either:

- PayPal = Big or Small – Every Dollar Counts!

- Donate through PayPal - We all have a donate button on our blogs.

- Buy a book from an online bookstore and have it sent to us.
Book Depository / Amazon / An Online Store

- Personally send us any extra books you have laying around .

Sending a novel through an online store or personally; email us for an address to send them too.

YouGive_WeGive (AT) hotmail (DOT) com



  1. Aww go Rachel's mum! Some amazing books this week from publisher, donations and your own reading arsenal <3 I think the third most exciting part (first is actually getting them, second is putting them under the tree!) will be wrapping all these. I love wrapping Christmas presents haha.

  2. This is such an absolutely wonderful event. I sent an e-mail to and I look forward to hearing back from you guys. I hope that you like the selections that I have suggested sending.

  3. Kathy Ann Coleman, I speak for all of us when I say we'll be thrilled with whatever it is you'd like to donate! We can't thank you enough fr wanting to help :)


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