This May, the Rotary Club of Jamaica is looking to make history.

The club is sponsoring “Race to Literacy Book Drive Project” and encouraging every Jamaican citizen to get involved. The goal is to break the Guinness Book of World Record’s record for “Most Books Donated to Charity in Seven Days.”

The current record was set in 2008 by Rotarians in California: 242,624 books in seven days.

Chief Organizer, Deika Morrison, admitted there is a great need in Jamaica for these books. The current literacy rate in Jamaica is 85% and many children are entering first grade as beginning readers. Literacy is the foundation of a nation, ensuring its stability and prosperity. This idea fits right in with Great Shape! Inc.’s project to improve literacy, called SuperKids. If you want to volunteer with SuperKids, email SuperKids for more information.

The official drive will last May 1-7, 2010.

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