Thursday, June 17, 2010

Operation My Big Fat Butt RESULTS

So I missed posting this on Tuesday because there was something else going on.  I'm not sure what it was, but it had to be something kind of important.

Anyway, I began keeping score at 215 lbs.  My goal was to get down to 175 lbs by June 15.  I promised to donate one book for every pounds lost and 50 books if I made 175. 

My official June 15 weight was:  184 lbs. 

215 - 184 = 31 lbs!

So that's 31 books to be donated.  But I'm not going to short kids books just because I couldn't drop those nine pesky pounds, so I'm going to do 50 books anyway.  Now, here's where I need your help:  Where should I donate them?  I've thought about the local library.  But I'm wondering if there might be places that are more needy.  Not that libraries aren't needy, but is there anywhere that might really have a dire need for books?  Tell me in the comments!


  1. Congrats!

    Some other possible places to donate books: hospitals, schools, prisons

  2. Salt Lake City has Primary Children's Hospital. I know they like different donations. You may want to call them and ask if you could donate there or find a similar children's hospital closer to you.

  3. Children's shelters, juvenile detention centers. I like TJ's children's hospital idea.

  4. I really love the idea of a children's hospital. I'm going to have to look into that. I'm sure money for books is limited there.

  5. Congratulations! 31 pounds is amazing!

    Everyone has already given out great ideas. I was thinking about schools, shelters and hospitals. There are so many worthy recipients, I don't envy your decision. Maybe you could break it up and give 10 to each of 5 places?

  6. That is AWESOME, Shaun. I wish I knew of a place, but all I can say is wherever you donate, I'm sure it'll be appreciated. Nice job, dude!

  7. Hey Shaun,

    Congrats on the weight loss. I've heard that homeless shelters (especially battered women's shelters) are a good place to donate kids books beacause there are often lots of kids running around and most resources go to food and accomodations, not entertainment.


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