There is an organization based here in Charleston called Darkness to Light(D2L), which the leading non-profit to end child sexual abuse through prevention education, and awareness .
The organization contacted BookCrossing and will be doing releases etc to promote awareness of the problem, give information of prevention and to help train volunteers world wide to combat child sexual abuse.
I would like to invite BookCrossers to participate in spreading awareness about and prevention of this social ill. The month of August marks the kick-off for the educational campaign for Darkness to Light. I propose a challenge to release as many books as you can during that month which in some way relate to any aspect of Darkness to Light, be it subject matter, title, author name, cover picture, or any way you can justify the relationship.
The rules are simple: All you have to do is release a book or books during August 1 through August 31. Any number of releases will do. Include in your release note something about Darkness to Light (http://www.d2l.org/) and the link to their site. You can direct future readers to go to the site, or to the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DarknessToLight
or their Twitter feed @Darkness2Light. Whatever you wish, but it should include the link to D2L website. That's it. Easy peasy.
I invite you to go to any of those pages as well, and let these fine warriors know you are joining them in their fight, even if it's only a small way. You're still helping.
An image of the logo, which you can download, is on my blog and in an article here on BookCrossing. I hope to get some bookplates made, once I can resize the logo, though if anyone else can do it, go for it!http://bookczuk.blogspot.com/---/defeating-darkness.html
or grab something from their website. Or use these labels:http://images.bookcrossing.com/---/a4e8f627-eba5-41de-b433-0be5891eb3d6.jpg
Early in September, I will gather the names of all participants, and will draw randomly the screen names of three folks, who will get a small thank-you token from me. Please join us.
This challenge is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Bumma, who once told me that no one should ever have to be afraid to be with someone else. (You can read a little more about that, here: http://bookczuk.blogspot.com/---/defeating-darkness.html
Participant list as of August 1