We Practice Charity: The Recipient!



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We announced in November that at Book Riot, we’ve built charity into our DNA. Way back before we ever earned our first dollar, we decided to donate 2% of each quarter’s revenue to an organization nominated and voted on by the Book Riot community. It is one of our core values, and we want our readers to be part of it.

Many wonderful organizations were nominated, and five made the final cut. We reached out to all of the finalists, inviting them to mobilize their communities to support them in the vote, and by the time voting closed on December 5th, Housing Works had received the most votes.

The Book Riot reader who first nominated Housing Works said, “…aside from having a crushworthy Tumblr- the work of the bookstore supports Housing Works in their efforts to both the homeless and AIDS crisis including providing employment and needed services.”

We think Housing Works is pretty crushworthy too, and we bet you’ll feel the same when you learn more about them. Read on to find out more about Housing Works’ mission and how you can get involved in We Practice Charity.

The Housing Works Mission Statement:

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

Click here to learn more about Housing Works and support their fight to end homelessness and AIDS.