Charity Partner

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

 

― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

At Bookish Bakes, we believe that even the smallest change can make a difference in our world. With every purchase you make, you are giving back to our community and helping enrich people’s lives.

 

Every year, we select a charity partner whose cause aligns with our values and 2% of our total annual sales are donated to help them further their work. For the 2021-22 year, we are so thrilled to be uniting with Doorstep Library to help them bring the gift of books and joy of reading into the homes of London children who need support.

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One in four 11-year-olds leaving primary school are unable to read or write properly; Doorstep Library hopes to change that with their at-home and online reading sessions.

 

Whether in person, online or in the post, Doorstep Library supports children living on London’s most disadvantaged estates. Their teams of Home and Online Reading Volunteers make weekly visits to children at home or online, to read stories, lend books and connect families to their local community. They give children from isolated families a better future through improved literacy skills and the confidence to thrive both at home and at school.

 

They use books to fuel children’s natural love of stories, fire their imaginations, and encourage their appreciation of reading. The volunteers emphasise the fun element and use the power of stories to let the children generate their own interest, which is the most effective motivation for learning.

Doorstep Library’s ultimate goal is to help children develop the self-confidence and essential skills they need to access all the opportunities that will come their way in life.

 

Want to learn more about Doorstep Library and their work or make your own donation? You can visit their website or follow them on any of their social channels below.