Gift shop: Festive season 2020 at READ online shop with very cool gifts – books, T-shirts, mugs– Xmas tree fillers

What: READ Online Shop Range T-shirts, mugs, books, playing cards etc Price: from R70 playing cards, up to R1 525 for READ Aloud Magic box sets Where: Online Info via email: Info by phone: +27 87 237 7781 Delivery costs: Varies, by courier; according to area or click & collect in Ormonde, Gauteng

? ? This year of the pandemic -has not exactly been a fun year but we are hopeful that things will continue to improve. As we head for the festive season, time to get stocked up on meaningful gifts. The READ Educational Trust (an NGO, established in 1979) promotes education and literacy –getting books to youngsters, teacher training and fast tracking outreach literacy programmes in South Africa- with special attention on communities which do not have the resources and where there is an urgent need for books and education. READ’s online shop is an important platform for fundraising and for the festive season 2020, the shop is stocked with an awesome array of gifts – which are sure to bring a smile to any bibliophile. Shop at READ and you will be supporting an excellent initiative – a vital project. In a year when so many schools have been shut down, 2021 is going to be a time when READ is going to be busy, getting reading back on track.

TheCapeRobyn hot picks: The mug (which is part of a gift set – two options) is very cool –“Reading is dreaming with your eyes open” and “Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little – Shakespeare”. Both sets are accompanied by an engraved teaspoon. A wonderful gift to get the family reading together, is the Read Aloud Magic Box – R1 525. There are three boxes – suiting different ages. Each set includes 12 colourful and beautifully designed books “with adventure-filled stories set in Africa.” The stories “revolve around children and animals discovering the world in which they live.”

Each online purchase made on The Read Shop contributes 100% towards literacy programmes in South Africa. Brilliant! Delivery charges vary depending on area. Varies by courier, according to area or click and collect option, from the READ offices in Ormonde, Gauteng.

Here is the info, supplied by READ:


If you’re keen to put some meaning back into giving gifts this festive season, consider purchasing from the READ Online Shop! The READ Online Shop is an initiative by READ Educational Trust, a South African NGO promoting literacy in schools for over 40 years.

A literate society will surely change the future of our children, and 100% of the profit from purchases are used to further READ’s work to promote literacy where it’s needed most, in disadvantaged communities countrywide.

So what will you find in the READ Online Shop? For starters, there are great gifts for school-going children to encourage literacy. The Red Reading Boxes are affordable box sets crammed with hands-on activities, posters, and attractively illustrated stories set to appeal to kids from Grade 4 through to high school. The 2019 Red Reading Box is set to become a crowd pleaser this festive season and makes a great year-end gift for a deserving teacher too.

The three Read Aloud Magic Box sets are targeted at ages 4-7, 5-8 and 6-9. Another great literacy buy!

A timeless gift for book lovers and avid readers is our attractively packaged Mug ‘n Spoon gift sets, each with a beautiful quote on the mug, and “TO READ” engraved on the spoon.

Another popular, affordable gift is our T-shirt selection. Each unique design is sure to appeal to reading fans!

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