I was a longtime donator to, and supporter of, the National Library for the Blind until it merged with the RNIB at the end of 2006. Sadly I then felt unable to continue for reasons that I won’t go into here.
Since then I have been looking for another good cause involving blindness and books. Last week I read a Kate Humble tweet that mentioned Living Paintings, a charity that I’d never heard of before. I looked at the website, and the accounts/report on the Charity Commission site, and was impressed with what I read.
I was delighted to read on the homepage that titles include British Wildlife and English Gardens, and that the latest living picture book is The Strong Little Tree, which seems perfect for The Tree Year, in which I’m participating (see previous post).
I’m going to sponsor a library member by making a small regular monthly donation and also give support by showing the logo as a link over on the right here.
Donating, and giving support, to charity is a very personal matter but I do feel that whichever one(s) we chose we can help by mentioning and linking to them on our blogs, and if they’re on them also liking on Facebook and following on Twitter as I’ve done with Living Paintings.
Have a good weekend!