Mar 21, 2008


The 2008 RSG/KKNK Bring Books campaign, that collects books for underprivileged communities, will once again enjoy the support of Shoprite Checkers who are making a visible contribution by providing collection points in their supermarkets for books customers no longer use. The campaign was launched on-air during Oggend met RSG on Friday 21 March from the Radio Sonder Grense (RSG) stall at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn. 

Due to a lack of sufficient funds, many schools and libraries in South Africa cannot supply their communities with proper reading material. The Bring Books campaign addresses this serious shortage by collecting books that are then sorted and distributed to needy communities and organizations by the Vryburgers Diensorganisasie. The campaign, now in its tenth year, has through the years collected more than 900 000 books. 

South Africa’s retail giant, Shoprite Checkers, has always been on the foreground in supporting various campaigns aimed at furthering the education of our country’s children. In support of the Bring Books Campaign 2008, Shoprite and Checkers stores have made their Golden Trolleys available as collection points for books. 

The public is invited to contribute to the RSG / KKNK Bring Books campaign by donating all types of books – fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, children’s literature, encyclopaedias and reference books, old and new at any Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper store countrywide till 30 April 2008. The Golden Trolleys are located at the entrance of the stores.

Through you generous donation you will be encouraging young and old to discover the joy of reading, and contribute towards building a road to knowledge and success that is easy and attainable for all South Africans.

Photo left: The founders of the Bring Books campaign, Jans Rautenbach (former chairman of the KKNK) and Chris Swanepoel of RSG, at the campaign launch that took place at the RSG caravan at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn.

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