Vera esta pagina en Espanol
Vera esta pagina en Espanol

Blog

Put these powerful health tools in people’s hands

February 11, 2016

 

WMcL banner

A Hesperian book is more than a book – in people’s hands it becomes a powerful tool to take action to improve health.

Right now, you can double the number of people who receive the gift of our lifesaving books. Thanks to the yearly commitment of the Wang-McLaren Foundation, every gift made by March 15 will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to $2,100 to benefit Hesperian’s Gratis Book Program.

Every day, Hesperian receives requests from around the world for free books from people who can’t afford to buy them. From urban centers where social and economic barriers make health care inaccessible, to refugee camps where health information is scarce, and to rural villages where the nearest doctor or hospital may be hundreds of miles away. But everyone requesting a Hesperian book shares the same hope – to improve life and health for themselves, their families, and their communities.

We would love to fulfill every request and send books to all. Sadly, the escalating cost of shipping means we have difficult choices to make. Last year, support from donors like you and the Wang-McLaren Foundation allowed us to ship 1,200 books. By giving generously now, every dollar goes twice as far and gets closer to fulfilling every request for books!  

Please give today and double the number of books sent to communities in need. People around the world will thank you for making a healthier future possible!