November 20, 2007

Tis the season to give . . . the gift of reading

Here are a few ways you can give that precious gift this holiday season . . .


1) If you live locally, please consider donating to the 11th annual Wood Memorial Book Drive. New books for children 6 months to ten years will be distributed to children through the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition. There will be a donation box at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Delray, Thursday, November 29th at 6 p.m. at Old School Square. (Live entertainment begins at 5 p.m.) If you can't make it to Delray, there are other collection sites around the county, and I'd be happy to collect and deliver any donations you have.

Three cheers to Christina Wood for spearheading this wonderful drive every year in memory of her parents.

2) Or for something decidedly NOT local, check out the Camel Book Drive that brings books to children in remote parts of Africa.

3) To give the gift of reading that truly lasts a lifetime , contact your local literacy council about teaching someone to read.


4) Finally, to provide books, clothing, toys, food, etc. to a Palm Beach County family for the holidays, contact Angela Feaman, of the school district police, at feamana@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.

Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

Donna & Family

1 comment:

Christina said...

Thanks for helping spread the word, Donna. And thanks for all you do every year to make the book drive such a success. You have given countless children the gift of reading and you have given me the gift of friendship; I cherish both!