Harvard+MIT Speed Dating

On March 30, 2013, in GSC, Play, by GSC Executive Committee
H A R V A R D   +   M I T   

speed   dating  event

 c o m e   m i x   a n d   m i n g l e

S u n d a y    04.07.13   6 p m – 8 p m

Queens Head Pub. 45 Quincy St  Cambridge, MA 02138. 

(beneath Annenberg Hall and Sanders Theater) 

$30 includes two drink tickets

This time around, Harvard and MIT Graduate Student Councils have decided to partner with Room to Read, a non-profit dedicated to improving literacy for children all over the world.  $10 of your ticket price will be donated to the construction of a library in sub-Saharan Africa!  For more information on Room to Read please visit http://www.roomtoread.org/AboutUs and/or see below for a short description of this amazing program. 

Event goes LIVE TODAY on Eventbrite. 

First-come, First-served. (Allocation of tickets will take into account gender, school, and age range)

Tickets are non-refundable.

This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow graduate students across Harvard and MIT and contribute to a worthwhile cause!  Our last event sold out quickly.  Please take advantage of this opportunity and sign up ASAP! We cannot wait to see you!

Further information on Room to Read:
Today, there are more than 770 million illiterate people in the world and over 300 million children who are not enrolled in school – 98% of these children live in Asia or sub-Saharan Africa. Room to Read is working hard to change this. They have built over 13,000 libraries and 1,600 schools to date, printed 7 million local language books, and impacted over 6 million children. They’ve been rated 4 stars on charity navigator for the past 6 years (which is really impressive), and their overhead costs run less than 10% of budget (also really good).

A Harvard-wide group has been raising money for Room to Read to build a library in sub-saharan Africa (mostly HBS, with some support from the Ed school, Med school and HKS). It costs $20,000, soup-to-nuts, to build one. We have raised almost $16,000 so far, and with your help we will get to $20,000!

brought to you by MIT Graduate Student Council and Harvard Graduate Student Council