Find 52: Blind Date with a Book


Find 52: Blind Date with a Book starts with book lovers around the world! You’ve finished how many good reads lately and now these special companions simply sit on a shelf, longing to meet someone new.

Take your new date’ home and get acquainted. Will it be funny, mysterious, romantic or entertaining? There will be no lulls in conversation, awkward questions, or need to dress up. You may be disappointed but then again you may have a great time!

Don’t worry about hard feelings or awkward breakups either. So what do you say? Are you ready for your date?

In Words & Pictures

Take the First Step

Host a Blind Date with a Book Party as a friendly fundraiser. Invite your fellow bibliophiles over for a fun evening where they bring at least one book wrapped in paper with only a few key words written on the outside to entice someone to take it on a reading date.’

Ask your party goers to chip in a small donation as you eat, drink, enjoy some fun literacy-based games, and of course experience many bouts of laughter. Books can be purchased for $2 each — a great way to up-cycle your paperback or hardcover friends. All funds raised are donated to OneWorld Schoolhouse during this fun dating’ campaign.

A Special Thank You

Our friend and constant supporter, Dale Rutherford, came up with this creative campaign idea and took the initiative to motivate others to host their own parties! Thanks, Dale!

Any Amount Counts

So often we fall into the trap thinking we need to raise extraodrinary amounts to make a difference. But Dale’s thinking is right on the money! If 52 people hosted just one party and raised $30 in an evening, that would really add up…in fact, to $1560.00. And what if you hosted more than one in a year…What if 52 people held monthly parties? You get the idea. The point is to have fun and Do Good With Words. Join us today. And remember, like any good date, we want to hear all about it!

Blind Date with a Book Parties
Dale Rutherford St. Catharines, Ontario Friday, April 19, 2019 $32.00


Find 52: Blind Date with a Book


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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
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Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52 in January 2016. The duo were joined by St. Lucian Olympic athletes and members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

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In January 2015, I ran 52 miles in Grenada. Let me dismiss athletic motives; it so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around the island. I did it for money – $40,000 – all of which went to OneWorld Schoolhouse. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015 and so began Find 52.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber
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52 miles gets you right around this small, beautiful island. Companions on the second day included: Philip Clift from Petite Anse Hotel, an enthusiastic young boy and one very fit dog named "Dodgy".

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.