Barnes and Noble to Partner with Children of the Nations

    Silverdale, WA – May 8, 2009 – Barnes & Noble will be partnering with Children of the Nations (COTN), a local nonprofit organization impacting the lives of tens of thousands of in the developing world. The bookseller will be hosting Children of the Nations’ national book fair May 11 – 16 to raise funds for the Global Book Club, a new program of COTN. Through the Global Book Club, whose vision is "Every Child – One Book" COTN is raising money to buy books and build libraries for children in Africa and the Dominican Republic. During the week of the book fair Barnes & Noble will donate 20% of every qualifying purchase made at any store nationwide. To participate, simply present COTN's Book Fair ID #501387 at checkout.

    About Children of the Nations

    Children of the Nations (COTN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. Founded in 1995, the organization currently provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. By partnering with nationals, they establish full-care residential Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit children living with destitute families or caregivers who are unable to properly provide for them). The programs and services they provide include education, feeding centers, medical services, and community development initiatives such as agriculture, sanitation projects, micro-enterprise, and much more. Children of the Nations believes that true, lasting, and meaningful change begins with the children, and so they are their mission. Children of the Nations stands apart from other organizations in their goal, not to provide relief, but rather to come alongside nationals, empowering them to a life of self-sustainability. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

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    Contact:
    Pam Wright, Communications Director
    Children of the Nations – USA
    pamwright@cotni.org
    360-698-7227