When you think of building a Little Free Library, you probably think of your partner or husband spending the weekend in the garage, tinkering with the design until it’s just right.
But individuals aren’t the only ones starting Little Libraries; businesses, service groups and corporations are getting in on the action by organizing Team Library Builds.
Fidelity Team Library Build Donates 20 Little Free Libraries
Fidelity Investments in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently participated in just such an event.
On March 24, 40 members of Fidelity Investments’ Global Leadership Talent Program built 20 Little Free Libraries from our Neighborhood Building Party Kits as part of a team service initiative.
Through a collaboration with WAKE Up and Read Foundation, the Libraries and accompanying books will be distributed to community centers, strategically placed in locations that serve at-risk, low-income families, including shops, laundromats and local markets. The Fidelity project nearly doubles the Little Free Library footprint in Raleigh!
The project was part of Fidelity’s employee volunteer program, Fidelity Cares, which engages employees in community activities to support education and financial education. In 2015, more than 10,000 Fidelity employees volunteered through Fidelity Cares, with three-fourths of volunteer hours focused on education and financial education.
Does your employer have a volunteer or service program? A Little Free Library Team Build might be perfect for your next event! Click here to learn more about Team Library Builds.