A library provides a safe, quiet place for children to enjoy reading and focus on their studies. Increased literacy and education give them more opportunities for a better future. Many children in developing countries would otherwise never see reading books, which can open their minds to new worlds of imagination and experience.
Other activities at a library may include storytelling and drama, teaching valuable communication skills and increasing self-confidence. Some provide English classes as well, opening up still further possibilities for learning and employment.
A library can thus empower children, and their entire community, with a wealth of tools for lifting themselves out of poverty. It's a gift that will help many people for generations to come.
Trees for Life International has worked in more than 20 countries around the world. This catalog contains gift items that symbolically represent our work. The purchase of each gift item is a contribution toward Trees for Life's many programs, not a donation to a specific project or goal. Your donation will be used where it is needed the most--to help people living in poverty throughout the world.