Bark and Read

The Joy Book Club donates to Bark and Read

The Joy Book Club, a subscription box book club, has donated money to the Bark and Read foundation after it nominated them as their chosen charity for their ‘Read Books, Do Good’ initiative.

Every two months, The Joy Book Club customers receive a box with a book and few gifts themed around that month’s particular book. As part of this, they nominate a book-related charity and donate £1 from every box sold to said charity.

For the months of April and May The Joy Book Club sold a total of 28 boxes. The book that inspired the club to nominate Bark and Read was Sirius by Jonathan Crown, which is the remarkable story of a little dog who changed world history.

Founder of The Joy Book Club Julie Fisher said: “It’s important to me that this business, as well as being a fun, bookish business, gives something back to society and does some good, which is why I started the initiative.

“I first heard about the Bark and Read at Discover Dogs back in October and thought it sounded like a wonderful idea. And as my latest book pick featured a dog, this seemed like the obvious choice for this month’s charity, and it’s a scheme I am very happy to support.”

The Bark & Read Foundation provides funding and support to individuals and charities, big and small, who bring dogs into classrooms and libraries to assist children and young people to become confident and happy readers. It receives funding from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust as well as local businesses such as The Joy Book Club. Currently, Bark and Read have eleven participating charities with more in the pipeline.  Between them, they reach approximately 700 schools.

Find out more about the Bark and Read Foundation by clicking here

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