Text 2 Give

The San Diego Public Library Foundation has launched a pilot Text-2-Give program where library patrons can text “LIBRARY” to 20222 to make a one-time $5 tax-deductible donation.

Contributions will be included in the donor’s mobile phone bill or pre-paid balance and will be matched by a City matching fund, doubling the impact of each gift. Data and message rates may apply.

More than ever, San Diegans are turning to their local library for free access to information, education resources and recreation. For the second straight year, the San Diego Public Library circulated more items—over 7.7 million—than ever in its 129-year history. Attendance at library events and classes is at an all-time high.

Each $5 donation and resulting $5 matching donation will support library materials, including books and DVDs, as well as programs such as free homework tutoring, resume and interview coaching and story times for children.

Proceeds will be shared among the six Libraries participating in the pilot program: the Central Library and the Carmel Valley, La Jolla/Riford, Point Loma/Hervey, Mission Valley and Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Libraries.

The San Diego Public Library Foundation’s pilot Text-2-Give program will run through Jan 15, 2012. Users can donate up to six times per month, or a total of $30 per month. For more details about the Text-2-Give program, visit www.hmgf.org/t. For more information about the San Diego Public Library Foundation and to make an online donation, visit SupportMyLibrary.org or call 619-238-6643.

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