As well as seeing us at events and at the weekly openings we also do outreach to improve literacy and access to books for disadvantaged communities.
In 2017 we were able to give book donations to volunteers working with asylum seekers in Lesbos (#safehaven) but also closer to home with young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Chichester and Brighton. We also donated educational and comic books to youngsters on traveller sites in Wales and Sussex.
In 2018 we partnered up with the fabulous bookcycle charity and we delivered over 100 books to young asylum seekers in West Sussex, helping to set up a small library in an English language college called Asphaleia.
We also gave away 50 books to people who come to the Migrant Help Project in Brighton.
This is some of the feedback we received:
Thank you so very much for coming to the Migrant English Project recently & giving out all those childrens’ books to our refugee students. They really appreciated it, many of them have children & as you can imagine buying books is a luxury not many can afford. With best wishes RC, MEP volunteer
hello, Thank you very much for the books. I am a student at Asphaleia in Worthing. I have read a story about animals. I am interested in books about animals they help me to learn names. I want to have more. I like a story books. thank you very much for your help. MH
In 2019 we sourced dictionaries and thesauruses to be provided to men leaving prison via a Somerset Rehabilitation group.
Please contact us if you have any books to donate that can be passed on.
Also please contact us if you are a local group who would benefit from good quality second hand books. Drop us an email and outline what your group does and what you may need and we still start looking out for suitable stuff.
Books and reading change lives!