Goal: to support literacy locally and globally in a meaningful, manageable way.
Cleveland Christian Home Residential Treatment Center(CCH): Third World Books has supplied20 Bibles for boys who requested them, purchased and delivered books for the boys to individually select one for their own when they are discharged. Will Cheshier, TWB Graphic Designer & Webmaster designed and provided special bookplates for these books.
Central American Medical Outreach “CAMO Literacy Program” Third World Books since 2013 has collaborated with CAMO & the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Global Mission Action Group to supply Spanish books for 10 rural school libraries and a day care Center. 625 books were delivered in March 2016. Each school has a Bob Cheshier memorial bookcase.
Los Amigos Episcopales (LAE): Third World Books in collaboration with Los Amigos Episcopales, St Frances Community Trust and TELA Women sent Spanish books to two schools in El Salvador.
Little Free Libraries (LFL): Third World Books is responsible for the LFLs at Miles Park Elementary School, Cleveland, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Hts. & helps to supply books at Disciples Christian Church/Hts Emergency Food Center, Cleveland Hts. In addition, TWB is in the process of establishing a LFL at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, planning a LFL at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland, and in the Brooklyn area on the Cleveland west side. Oxford School in Cleveland Hts., Village Preperatory School, St. Luke’s Church and a Children’s Reading Garden in Cleveland
Reach out and Read MetroHealth Medical Center: Third World Books is supplying books for MetroHealth Hospital’s Child Life & Education’s “Reach Out & Read” program in Cleveland. 130 books were delivered during a site visit in August. This is an ongoing program.
LTC Daniel Knaup, U.S. Army Command Chaplain for the 643rd Regional Support Group: Third World Books through Armed Services Outreach Group at St. Paul’s Church received a request from Dan and purchased 15 copies of Refuge and Strength for him to distribute to chaplains and soldiers he visits throughout the Middle East.
Centre d’Estudes Collegialesa Chiboughmau Quebec: Professor, Dr. Mark Curley requested several boxes of books to augment the limited collection of English books in the college library. He picks up books when in Cleveland. This is a continued relationship started by Bob Cheshier.
Iglesia Christo del Mar tutoring program Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: A suitcase of Spanish books and school supplies was hand carried to the church for the tutoring program at a local primary school and a Hichol Indian settlement. This relationship was started in 2013.