Bookworm-fetishists on Instagram have been enjoying the view on the page @hotdudesreading, and now thanks to a collaboration the non-profit First Book the men with “good looks and good books” are helping to raise awareness about the biggest hindrance to literacy in the world: access to books.
First Book provides reduced-cost and free books for educators and programs that work with underserved students. First Book shares some shocking statistics about the reality of underserved children. For example, in some of America’s lowest-income neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children. Books are not only missing in homes, but also in many pre-schools and after-school programs that serve low-income families. First Book aims to give these children the chance to grow into engaged and capable bookworms by making books more accessible to families, educators, and organizations. First Book has doled out 125 million books to date.
The brainy dudes showcased on the Hot Dudes Reading website and Instagram page had their favorite first books that sparked their appetites for reading and set them up to one day become models for literacy. By submitting pictures of men reading books (no e-readers allowed!) with the hashtag #hotdudesreadingforacause, Instagrammers can raise awareness about the funding drive on Kickstarter. A $5 donation can provide two books.
To donate to Hot Dudes Reading for a Cause Kickstarter, click here.