We invite book club members or individual readers, not in book clubs,
to join forces with us by becoming a Member,
as we do our small part to make a difference in the world.
See our story below.
In 2013, Catherine's local book club read the book Half the Sky by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning husband and wife team, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. We also saw Oprah's moving interview with them on her former daily TV program.
Their book is filled with tragic, yet uplifting stories of women who rose out of dire circumstances by relying on their own inner strength and determination and the generosity of others.
Our book club was deeply moved by these stories. We felt that we wanted to put our modest monies together and donate to one of the social programs described in the book. We couldn't just stand by. We had to do something.
This experience inspired Catherine and her two friends to invite book clubs and individual readers to join us in our philanthropic efforts. As a group, we selected and then donated to worthwhile organizations that are helping to empower people, both in the United States and internationally, through improving access to education and healthcare.
We had the strong desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves so we created this "charitable channel" for other book clubs and readers in the U.S. and worldwide. We are proud to say that is how Book Clubs 4 Change was born!
We hope you will become a Member of BC4C or donate to our Non-Profit Organization. It's simple but meaningful. All membership and private donations are tax-deductible since we are a 501(c)(3).
Catherine Freemire, Cofounder and Director
Denise Flor, Treasurer
Diane Meltzer and Chandra D. Zieff,
Members of Book Clubs 4 Change
hand-delivered these requested items: fifty
English dictionairies, numerous school supplies
and a laptop, to the" Longuo School" in Tanzania
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."