In our society, we were planning to organize an event to help orphans living in a nearby orphanage supported by our society. We were thinking about something that could be presented to all the families of the society and our prime motive was to involve the kids from the orphanage so that they could also become apart of the event. We were confused and then my husband suggested that we must start a readers club in the society, which would be managed by the kids only.
That turned out to be a good idea.
All the kids got something or other from their houses, we started building our database that included newspapers, recipe books, magazines, comics, journals, and by the end of time, we had gathered 1500 different items in all. We decided to charge $8 per month from each family as a monthly subscription charge that has to be renewed after 3 months. Everyone in the society happily agreed to contribute towards this idea and we collected $1600 within two days.
The basic idea was to help the kids and adults of the society to grow a habit of reading and our library was a perfect idea to keep the things going in a positive direction. Half of the money collected was spent to buy new books and magazines and those books were distributed among the kids of the orphanage.
Rest of the half was spent on acquiring the assets like chairs, lamps, lights and racks to keep the reading stuff. The whole idea kicked off greatly and our society was mentioned in a local newspaper for this great idea. After every three months, people pay there subscription charges to the secretary of the society who, with the help of the kids, buys new magazines and books for the reading purposes.
It was a learning and growing experience or the kids of the society.