The partnership between Citizens Defending Freedom and BRAVE Books is meant to counter the wave of sexually explicit books that have been found in schools across the United States, which has become a major talking point for conservative lawmakers. The goal of the fundraiser is to donate 500 books to public schools by the end of the year, according to a press release.
“We will be distributing the books to our CDF counties who have been actively fighting to remove inappropriate books from their school districts,” Lindsay Rives, a national media correspondent for CDF, told the Washington Examiner. “Our CDF counties, in turn, will deliver those books to their school districts. For example, one of the school districts that will benefit from this book campaign is Plano ISD in Texas. After our CDF Collin County team assisted in the removal of inappropriate material, it is important to our organization to donate wholesome content back.”
The fundraiser began on Wednesday and will last through Nov. 28, Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. There are different tiers of donations that one can donate to the fundraiser, with $50 donations getting entered into a raffle for a coffee tumbler and $100 also getting entered into the raffle and getting recognition for their donation on CDF’s weekly show and on social media.
Various children’s books from BRAVE Books will be donated through this fundraiser, including three written by Kirk Cameron, As You Grow, The FOX the Fair and the Invention Scare, and Pride Comes Before the Fall. Two other books will also be donated: Son of Truth by Graham Allen and That’s What Families Are For by Nicole Saphier.
CDF describes itself as a Christian-based nonprofit organization with the goal of encouraging people “to stand for and preserve freedom for themselves and future generations.” The organization has various partnerships with other conservative groups, including Turning Point USA and Alliance Defending Freedom.
“Citizens Defending Freedom has been on the front lines of ridding our public schools of age-inappropriate materials that have been made widely available to children all over the country,” Rives said. “Our next step is to offer wholesome, family-friendly material as an alternative to the violent and pornographic materials in those schools, and that’s why during this Giving Season, we’re planning to flood public school libraries with content that is appropriate for children.”