What is Kids Literary Project
The Kids Literary Project is a portal of Donation Source, Inc. We are dedicated to making book donations simple. Using a proprietary, Patent Pending technique called Shopping Assistance, we support the donation of first quality, off-price books based upon the age profiles of the recipients.
We're proud that a portion of every order goes towards eradicating Polio from the world.
Every Book Order Helps Eradicate Polio
A portion of every Kids Literary Project order goes to help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.
Through Rotary International’s PolioPlus program, established in 1985, more than one million Rotary club members have volunteered their time and personal resources to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from polio. To date, the organization has contributed more than US$700 million -- a figure that will rise to more than $850 million by the time the world is certified free from polio. Rotary club members, known as Rotarians, also provide valuable support in the field during National Immunization Days and work diligently to secure essential political and financial support from both polio-free and polio affected governments.
There are currently only 4 countries left in the world that still have cases of polio. These are Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan.
How to use the Shopping Assistanttm Home Page
To use the Shopping Assistanttm, you need to enter at least three pieces of information: the total amount of the donation of all books; the Zip Code for the books' destination (not your Zip Code, but rather the Zip Code of the place where the books will be shipped); and information about the percentage of books chosen that will fall into the four age categories (Baby-3, 4-8, 9-12, and Young Adult). Once you have entered the proper information, click on the "Build My Order" button, and a Shopping Cart will be automatically created based on your criteria. You will be shown your Shopping Cart, and you can add more books to it by browsing, you can checkout, or you can start all over again with another search, by clicking on the "Home" link. Please note that if you do decide to do a new search, your previous search's Shopping Cart is cleared, and you start with a completely new cart.
When you are specifying the division of the books into age groups, you can enter percentages in one or more of the four categories, but they must add up exactly to 100%. For instance, you can say that 25% of books are for ages Baby-3, 30% are for ages 4-8, 20% are for ages 9-12, and 25% are for Young Adults. If a category is left empty, it is as if 0% were entered.