There is still time for donating a used book

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 May, 2011, 12:00am


There is still a full week to put your used books to good use by giving them to underprivileged children. This is how much longer the 'Books for a Cause' campaign is running.

The campaign, organised by the local charity Kids4kids, invites students, businesses and members of the public to donate used books between May 30 and June 6.

'Many children don't have access to books,' said Denise Chan Wing-sze, 17, president of Kids4Kids and a student at Chinese International School. 'Just by giving one book, you can do something for them.'

Donated books will be handed over to the Crossroads and the Chi Heng foundations, which will pass them on to less-fortunate children in Hong Kong and on the mainland. Books that are too worn will be sent for recycling.

A total of 20 schools and 23 private organisations have already signed up for the cause. Young Post has recruited three Junior Reporters to co-ordinate collection drives at their schools. For details of where you can drop off a book, visit