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Dear Friends,
TODAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAY!
Every year, the world marks a global day of giving known as #GivingTuesday. The goal is simple: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. This year, we are excited to participate in this opportunity to ensure that the groundbreaking work being led by our fantastic Research & Inventory team is completed in 2019! 

Since April, this team have been unearthing all manner of records and treasures housed at the three branches of the McMillan Memorial Library. Some highlights:

  • A total of 55,992 books, newspapers, and journals have been catalogued, with this process now complete at the Kaloleni and Eastlands branches! 
  • A total of 11,967 newspapers dating back to 1906 have been catalogued, with plans to digitise these now in the works.
  • A total of approximately 850 photographs and glass plate negatives capturing key moments in Kenya’s history have now been catalogued and will soon be digitized.
We are KES 250,700 ($2,507) away from our target of KES1M ($10,000).
Help us reach our goal?
Donate via Global Giving
PRESENTING OUR NEW US-BASED FUND 
We are pleased to announce Friends of Book Bunk Trust, our new fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS).
This is a fiscal sponsorship fund, where U.S.-based donors can make tax-deductible contributions to the Book Bunk through our fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS).

Because KBFUS is a public charity (within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC),  donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions. 
If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

  • Gifts by cheque: Address your check to KBFUS, write Friends of Book Bunk Trust in the memo section of the cheque, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS via email info@kbfus.org or phone +1 (212) 713-7660.
  • Gifts by Credit card: Click the link below
Donate via KBFUS (credit card)
COUNTDOWN TO GALA: T - 7 DAYS
Our fundraising gala, A Night at the Library, is now just over a week away! Do you have your ticket yet? On offer next week is a three-course menu catered by Good Earth Group; an assortment of beverages from The Wine Company, Hendrick's Gin, Glenfiddich Whisky and Connect Coffee. We will have artistic showcases by Wambura Mitaru, Blinky Bill, Patrick Kinuthia and April Kamunde; silent auctions, raffle prizes from Tribe and Trademark Hotels and much more!
We still have a handful of tickets left over so get yours today and join us for an enchanting evening of food, music and storytelling, all for the benefit of the McMillan Memorial Library! 
Ticket options
- Gala Ticket: 10,000/- (includes dinner & drinks)
- Gala ticket + donation: 20,000/- (includes dinner & drinks + a donation to Book Bunk in exchange for digital branding opportunities at the event)
- Gala Table: 80,000/- (guaranteed table reservation for 8 pax, all perks included)
Purchase Gala Tickets
AND FOR OUR FINAL TRICK...

We end the year with our annual Jamhuri Day party on 12th December 2019 from 11am to 2pm at the McMillan Memorial Library (Kaloleni Branch) and adjacent Kaloleni Social Hall.
This annual event marks the end of our 2019 events calendar and will feature a host of activities including film screenings, storytelling, arts and crafts and tree planting for children aged 4 to 16 years. 

 
Admission is free and all are welcome!
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