One of the nice things about the internet is that you get to connect with people and causes you would never have connected with a dozen years ago. I found a blog, Color Online, through a comment I received for a post I wrote for The Write Sisters blog about a woman named Sarah Parker Remond.
Sarah Parker was a woman of conviction and one who personally felt the sting of racial prejudice and decided to act to combat it. She is a great role model for young woman. A project of Color Online is to provide the young women of Detroit with reading material that shows them a positive image of women. To that end, Color Online invites readers to help supply the library at Alternatives for Girls with reading material.
Think of it this way, if you gave up a movie and popcorn, you could provide a book. If you cooked at home, instead of eating out and having an adult beverage with your dinner, you could provide a book. It's really not much of a sacrifice, is it? But, the right book, in the hands of the right girl, could change a life.