The Short Version: If you’re at re:Invent, go to the WorldReader booth (booth 630). Make a donation and get a free matching AWS credit for more than the amount of your donation!
Worldreader is a US and European non-profit whose mission is to make digital books available to children in the developing world, so millions of people can improve their lives. As of October 2012, WorldReader has put over 229,000 e-books – and the life-changing, power-creating ideas contained within them – into the hands of 1,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa. Those children now read more, read better, and are improving their communities.
The WorldReader program takes advantage of the dramatically reduced cost and complexity of delivering books electronically, everywhere. As they make reading easier and less expensive, they help children in the developing world read more.
The organization was founded by former Amazon.com executive David Risher, and, no surprise, they have a partnership in place with Amazon, who provides technical and operational support, as well as discounted Kindle e-readers.
WorldReader at AWS
WorldReader is exhibiting at the AWS re:Invent conference this week to raise visibility for their programs, and in conjunction with their presence here they’ve got a great program running in partnership with AWS: re:Invent attendees who donate to the WorldReader program receive a matching AWS credit.
Up to $10 donation => $10 AWS credit
$11 to 25 => $25 AWS credit
$26 to 50 => $50 AWS credit
$51 to 75 => $75 AWS credit
$76 to 100 => $100 AWS credit
You read that right—a $76 donation gets you a $100 AWS credit! If you’re a regular AWS user you’d be crazy not to run over to the WorldReader booth and make a donation.
You can also support WorldReader by voting for them to win a $1 million grant in the American Giving Awards sponsored by Chase. To vote, visit vote4books.com/WR_AWS.