One Million Books for One Million Children
Every book submitted to TaleFlick's platform will generate a classic children's book that will be delivered to kids in low-income families or in underprivileged areas, who do not have access otherwise, as well as kids whose homes were destroyed by a natural disaster and might have lost all their books. Authors who submit their books to TaleFlick will be making a difference by supporting literacy and inspiring a new generation of readers, while getting the chance to have their own stories adapted for the screen.
The inspiration came from TaleFlick's CEO Uri Singer after seeing the Toms Shoes One for One campaign do such phenomenal good, and wanting to do something meaningful for others as well. Living so close to the areas affected by the California wildfires, and working with books, Singer had the idea to send books to children whose homes or schools burned down. Books are not the first thing that come to mind in devastating situations but they can be an amazing donation in times of personal turmoil, enabling a child to escape to a world far away from their own worries and fears.
After successfully launching three months ago, thousands of books have already been submitted to the platform from over twelve countries. A dozen unique projects have been optioned, for instance "Queenie's Teapot", a charming satire that paints a very timely post-Brexit, post-Trump picture. With the expansion of the library, the TaleFlick team has also grown nationally and internationally, opening the doors to reach more studios, streamers, and networks from all around the world.
TaleFlick will donate to charities and entities such as the non-profit organization, Book Harvest, which provides books to children who need them and engages families and communities to promote children's lifelong literacy and academic success. Team members will also be hand-delivering books to Little Free Libraries, a neighborhood book exchange program where you can 'take a book or leave a book'. The campaign is projected to generate 50,000 books within 2019.