As the world celebrated a national day of giving, #GivingTuesday, on November 28, ARI launched its own campaign, #TradingTuesday, in honor of what Ayn Rand calls the “trader principle.” We encouraged fans of Rand to advance their values by contributing to ARI’s Free Books to Teachers program. The program places Rand’s novels in the hands of students across the country.

Our goal was to raise $100,000 in one day. This translates into 20,000 free books for students — the equivalent of books for an entire state. We are excited to announce that #TradingTuesday was a resounding success. With your generous support, we even exceeded our goal, and money is still coming in.

Thank you from all of us at ARI for making #TradingTuesday a big success and for helping us introduce many more young people to Rand’s ideas this holiday season.