Arm yourself for a cause!

Looking for something unique? Bid now on a one-of-a-kind set of medieval gauntlets, signed by 28 science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and editors. Waygate Foundation is auctioning off this impressive armor guaranteed to knock you off your feet. Proceeds will go to Room to Read, a charity aimed at changing the world through promoting children’s literacy and gender equality in education. Help spread literacy while getting the coolest of conversation starters? Now that’s a one-two punch.

See the auction here.

Gauntlets out of your reach? Don’t fret! You don’t need a set of armor to make a difference – you can still help to bring literacy to the more than 773 million people worldwide who cannot read or write. All donations made to Waygate through the end of August will go towards our campaign, with 80% of proceeds being donated to Room to Read.

Room to Read envisions “a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.” They work to achieve this vision by partnering with communities and local governments in third-world countries to promote literacy in children and support gender equality in education.

Did you know?

  • Over 773 million people worldwide cannot read or write
  • Literacy is one of the main contributors to poverty worldwide
  • A child is twice as likely to reach its 6th birthday if born to a literate woman
  • Educated women are more likely to raise educated children

In its mission to end illiteracy and promote gender equality in education, Room to Read has established over 16,000 libraries and constructed over 1,800 schools in third-world countries. They have reached an estimated 8.8 million children and are on track to reach 10 million children by 2015!

Author/Illustrator Howard Tayler ready to knock out illiteracy.
Author/Illustrator Howard Tayler ready to knock out illiteracy.
Waygate Director Ben Gundersen ready for action.
Waygate Director Ben Gundersen is ready for action!

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