Bring a Book, Buy a Book
1 - 8 March 2017
Bring a Book, Buy a Book is St. Michael's House annual national fundraising campaign. Now in the 9th year, we are asking people of participating companies, schools & clubs to bring second-hand books from their homes and buy donated books from their colleagues at a cost of just €2. This can be set up in a staff common area over a morning/day/evening and work on a trust basis or be manned by a staff member.
Each location receives a starter pack consisting of: Promotional Posters, Bookmarks, Stickers & Donation Boxes.
Reading for All
The Bring a Book, Buy a Book campaign was first piloted in 2008 with 15 different locations taking part. The campaign has since enjoyed success with over 200 locations taking part in 2016. Event hosts have reported their event as boosting staff morale and team building. The event can work great as a CSR project or School Literacy Strategy Activity. A total of 90,000 books were exchanged in 2016 raising over €30,000 providing services for intellectual disability.
Due to high demand, and with the great support of our friends in Irish Rail, we have expanded the campaign with pop-up shop facilities in Connolly and Heuston stations during campaign week.
Individuals wishing to support the campaign can also donate €2 by simply texting the BOOK to 50300. (100% goes to St. Michael's House less VAT, if applied then €1.63. Service provider LIKECHARITY 0766805278)
New for 2017 - this year we are asking individuals if they can go TechNO!
Close A Screen and Open a Book aims to encourage people to stop scrolling and start reading.
Supporting St. Michael's House
Funds raised through the Bring a Book, Buy a Book 2017 campaign aim to provide summer supports for children with intellectual disabilities.
Want to know more about our Bring a Book Buy a Book Campaign??
Just watch our Bring a Book , Buy a Book video
Some lovely quotes from lovely Authors and Supporters
Author Marisa Mackle said “'I think the campaign is a wonderful idea. Getting stuck into a good book can be one of the most satisfying experiences and you can just lose yourself for a few hours and forget your worries. Everybody should have at least one great book on their bedside table.'
Senator David Norris said:” I am pleased to support the Bring a Book, Buy a Book campaign which will raise funds for a charity which provides essential community-based services to people with an intellectual disability. It also acts as a great incentive to get the public reading and I would encourage as many people as possible to set up Bring a Book, Buy a Book Locations.”
Author Amanda Brunker said: “I am delighted to get behind this campaign which is a great initiative for a very worthy cause. It’s a fun way of getting everyone reading more which can only be a positive thing, while also raising money for St. Michael’s House.”
Author Anna McPartlin said: “I am very happy to get behind this Campaign which is a great initiative for a very worthy cause. It’s a fun way of getting everyone reading more, while also raising much needed funds for St Michael’s House.”