FALLS CHURCH, Virginia -- With 2008 rapidly approaching, now is the PERFECT TIME to give away your duplicate Harry Potters, Hobbits, and Dr. Phils. Why not make philanthropy part of your holiday tradition AND pick up a few deductions before January 1?
At AdoptALibrary.org a brilliant tax strategy is just a click away. Your duplicate books, or those displaced by new ones, would be most gratefully received by literacy programs, libraries, schools and prisons.
AdoptALibrary.org is an Internet clearinghouse dedicated to encouraging and helping people recycle used books and helping increase literacy worldwide by providing potential donors with a one-stop cyberdirectory of contacts of libraries and other reading programs that accept donations of used books and computer equipment.
has NO ADSAdoptALibrary.org
leaves NO COOKIES on your computer
asks for NO DONATIONS, and
keeps books out of landfills! TONS of useful books end up in landfills each year.
Woman's World magazine and hundreds of newspapers throughout the US, from an editorial in Bigfork, Montana to Hints from Heloise, have featured AdoptALibrary.org, which has had over 250,000 visitors who have donated many thousands of books (and not a few dollars!).
AdoptALibrary.org ends in ".org" just because it is not a commercial or educational enterprise. There is no group behind it that asks for anything - it's just a free site with links to existing organizations that help libraries and schools around the world. The web fees are paid by classical musician Lynn Gaubatz personally, and she does the web design and updates herself.
Literacy activist Lynn Gaubatz is also recognized as one of today's most brilliant classical soloists. Named "One of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women" by GLAMOUR Magazine, she has wowed audiences on four continents - North and South America, Europe and Africa - including virtuoso solo performances in Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, Chicago, Washington, and Boston. She has performed at music festivals around the world, including Aspen, Tanglewood and Wolf Trap, where she played the bassoon on stage in costume in Mozart's Don Giovanni. She has played principal bassoon in Austria, Germany, Spain, Venezuela and the U.S. under Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, and Sir Georg Solti, among others.
Lynn performs annual benefit concerts in Linz, Austria which have included the world premičres of two works composed for her by Fritz Berens, a Viennese composer who fled the Nazis in 1939, and in 2004 a solo work by Danish composer Ivar Danielsen. The proceeds from these concerts help children in India.
For further information about the concert, please click here.
Lynn's other charitable activities include benefit concerts she has given in the US and Europe for the renovation of a historic 19th-century church and Carmelite cloister in Vienna, Austria, for Musicians Against World Hunger, scholarship funds for a community music school in Washington, DC, and a group which aids in the nuclear disarmament of the former Soviet Union. She also created websites in English and Spanish for an organization which supports the work of lay and religious persons caring for the poor, the aged, and the mentally impaired.
For further information, please go to http://www.LynnGaubatz.com.
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