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I’m turning 50 this year and instead of whining about it, I’m trying to do something positive by donating $50 to 50 different charities before I’m 50 years old.

On an almost daily basis I rant against stupid people. I see them all the time on the commute into work, occasionally at work, in line at the grocery store, and voting in presidential primaries. Although we may not all agree on what qualifies someone to be a stupid person, I think we can all agree there are a lot of them.

So today’s 50x50x50 is going to First Book, an organization that works to get age appropriate reading material into the hands of children in under-served communities in the US. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Forty-five percent of children in the United States – more than 32 million – live in low-income households. Most of these children have no age-appropriate books at home, and the classrooms and programs they attend are woefully under-resourced. Approximately two-thirds of these schools and programs cannot afford to buy books at retail prices. A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices — and for free — to schools and programs serving children in need.

Learn more about them and/or make your own donation at