Buddig Be a Reader Virtual Book Drive (and a $50 Amazon Giveaway)

As children, we all have our favorite books.  One of my childhood favorites was Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, and as a teen I instantly loved The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

Unfortunately there are many children living in poverty who don’t get a chance to discover great books.  In many areas of these low-income neighborhoods,  there is only 1 book for every 300 children.  Fortunately a new campaign has been launched to help these kids.

With the help of Buddig Lunchmeats, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is giving new books to these underserved kids.  You can help this worthy cause just by “liking” RIF’s Facebook page. During the month of August, Buddig will make a $2.50 donation matching up to $5,000 to support RIF literacy programs.

This summer, Buddig is also sponsoring a Be A Reader Virtual Book Drive to raise funds to purchase new books for children living in poverty.   You can help give them a head start by donating to the Be A Reader Virtual Book Drive. Every $10 you donate lets RIF buy 4 books!  Make a donation of $5 or $10 and you’ll also receive a coupon from Buddig Lunchmeats. Larger donations could also earn you an insulated lunch bag or backpack. Funds raised through the Be A Reader Virtual Book Drive will be used to purchase new books for participating RIF youth.

Giveaway: For helping to get the word out about the Be A Reader campaign, Buddig has offered a $50 Amazon gift card to on Simply Sweet Home reader.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: Prize is being provided by Buddig. I received no compensation for posting.


  1. Mary Happymommy says

    As a kid I really loved “Gulliver’s Travels”. I could relate to feeling out of place.

  2. Back when I was little I used to love reading The Stinky Cheese Man. Lol

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I loved the Nancy Drew books as a kid.

  4. I loved to read the Happy Hollisters as a child.

  5. Lisa Brown says

    I liked James and The Giant peach

  6. I love From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler!

  7. Stephanie Hungerford says

    Corduroy was my favorite childhood book

  8. My favorite was Alice in the Wonderland.

  9. Margie M. says

    I love the goosebumps series!

  10. I loved Heidi.

  11. I loved reading The Littles!

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I loved Matilda

  13. Just Coupons says

    Love the Little House on the Prairie books!

  14. I love Horton Hatches the Egg. Happy endings always win me over 🙂

  15. snow white 🙂

  16. Heidi Bell says

    I loved the Little House series.

  17. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh I loved Dr Seuss The Sneetches!!

  18. Shannon F. says

    Jake Baked the Cake. lol

  19. Love you forever

  20. Michelle H. says

    My sister and I loved “Where the Wild Things Are”

  21. horton hears a who!

  22. My favorite book as a child was “The Giving Tree”.

  23. Where the Wild Things Are.

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