No One Left Behind

BookXcess Reaches 13,000 Books Pledge Goal in Support of Underprivileged Communities

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Founder of Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, Siti Rahayu Baharin posing for a quick shot with the book received from BookXcess during World Book Day

BookXcess embarked on the CSR campaign in a bid to make books widely accessible to the underprivileged alongside three non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The five-month-long book drive was held within their retail stores, where patrons of BookXcess were able to join hands and purchase books for the recipients.

On World Book Day, BookXcess, Malaysia’s leading alternative bookstore donated a total of 13,000 books to the underprivileged communities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign, Red Readerhood. BookXcess embarked on the campaign in a bid to make books widely accessible to the underprivileged alongside three non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The book drive was held within their retail stores, where patrons of BookXcess were able to join hands and purchase books for the needy.

The 13,000 books were equally donated to Red Readerhood’s collaborating NGOs, which includes The Book Effect — a project under Friends to Mankind, NGOhub, an award-winning humanitarian organisation established by its Malaysian founder, Raj Ridvan Singh, and Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, an organisation that helps underprivileged children to escape the cycle of poverty in Chow Kit area.

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[From left to right] Friends to Mankind Vice Chairperson, Kiranjit Kaur and representative, Apshy Vimal are all smiles as they receive the donated books from BookXcess
“In the spirit of World Book Day and in line with our ongoing mission to make books and knowledge accessible to all, we embarked on this campaign with the objective to assist various communities in growing the future generation of readers. We are privileged to be able to collaborate with our partners for this campaign and look forward to working with more NGOs in the future. We hope our contribution will insinuate hope within the hearts and minds of the recipients and help build a new generation of intellectuals who will grow together as a better nation and society in the future,” said Andrew Yap, Co-Founder of BookXcess Sdn. Bhd.

Throughout the Red Readerhood campaign, BookXcess joined hands with its customers by matching each donation made by the public in-store to meet the 13,000-book goal. For more information and updates on BookXcess and its Red Readerhood programme, please visit https://www.bookxcess.com/.