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Begin With Books

From: Melissa R.
Sent on: Monday, August 6, 2012 10:50 AM

Good morning.  I hope you're all enjoying our hot and steamy summer.  Many of you are familiar with the Begin with Books program from our previous discussions.  The Begin with Books team is getting close to reaching their opening financial goals to bring the program to our very needy 29403 zip code (North of Calhoun in downtown Charleston).  For those of you who are not familiar with the program, this is an absolutely wonderful mechanism that provides a brand new, carefully selected book for children under the age of 5 at absolutely no cost to the family.  The books arrive each month, via USPS, until the child reaches 5 years old.  We all know how important books are to each of us, as that is what has brought our group together.

The Begin with Books team is planning a Christmas holiday gift wrapping fund raiser at the West Ashley Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 22, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.!  We are looking for 16 volunteers to fill 4 shifts, wrap gifts, and talk about the program.  Since that is such a crazy time, we wanted to get an early jump on it and try to fill these slots.  Please help us out if you can!  I'm going to set up a meetup on that date, if you could reply to the meetup and I will coordinate times with you once we have our group of Volunteers.

Thank you so much for your help, this is a fantastic program that can truly make a difference in our community!  If you, your friends, or family are able to make a financial contribution, you may do so at the following website http://palmettoproject.org/begin-with-books/.  If you are not able to make this volunteer opportunity, there will be many more in the future.

"We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." B.F. Skinner

Happy Summer!

Melissa

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