We are doing 2 Book Drives in JUNE! We are also splitting our time reading to a local organizations in need of readers!
We decided to support local organizations in their drive for books!
The first drive we are doing is for children's books! PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN'S BOOKS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE! The second book drive is geared to adult books. AGAIN, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY ADULT BOOKS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE!
We will be gathering from our warm networks of family, friends, faith affiliations, and our community to gather books towards the book drive. We have also decided to split up our time and read to local chapters and organizations in need of that assistance!
1) http://www.booksfirst.org/index.php - this organization is specifically asking for new or gently used children’s books.
2) http://www.bringmeabook.org/home.html - Monetary donations preferred.
3) http://www.vnsabooksale.org/ - they do a yearly book sale where the proceeds benefit 3 specific local charities below.
VNSA has supported the following agencies since 1987:
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is organized to promote the self esteem, and enrich the lives, of Arizona’s foster children. AFFCF funds activities, education and other opportunities that provide the children with quality experiences while they live in difficult circumstances.
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County teaches individuals age 16 and older to read, speak English or prepare for their GED. LVMC has family literacy programs, operates two Learning Centers in Phoenix, and offers one-to-one tutoring county-wide.
Toby House, Inc. was the first psychiatric halfway house in Arizona and continues to help adults with serious mental illness learn to live successfully in the community. To do this, Toby House operates various levels of residential and outpatient treatment programs.