Earlier this year, Follett expanded its relationship with the Thirst Project to engage students across North America and empower them to make a difference in the world. As the largest campus store retailer, we have the unique opportunity to support student interests outside of the classroom, especially those interests that allow students to give back to communities and support access to a better life.
Can You Dig It?
The Can You Dig It? contest focused on educating students about Follett’s relationship with Better World Books (BWB) and how their book donations support the Thirst Project. Follett ran a sweepstakes in a select group of stores to find two students to go on a life-changing journey with the Thirst Project. Two lucky winners, University of Florida’s Sylvia Lai and San Francisco State University's Kayla Durham, along with Follett's Alysa Ojeda, joined the Thirst Project on a 10-day trip to Swaziland where they helped build and celebrate well projects.
- Since January, our BWB relationship has raised $40,000 for the Thirst Project!
- A photo album documenting the Swaziland trip is now posted on the Follett Facebook page.
We were proud to see the results of this effort on display during the 6th Annual Thirst Gala, when the Thirst Project premiered a documentary that featured two winners from Follett's 'Can You Dig It?' campaign. Follett is honored to have played a role in connecting these students with a very worthy cause.
Follett & Thirst Project Documentary
We're excited to share this documentary with you. Simply click here to watch the video.