A ReadThis member helps child hospital literacy program build back after Sandy (still building back)

Here is the thank you from the hospital literacy program. One round of donations made a big difference:

I want to thank you for your ongoing support for our program. [ReadThis member] Sarah Vining… called me last week to tell me she had been collecting children’s books to donate to a program in need. She also mentioned that you suggested for her donation to come to us. Yesterday we received 15 boxes of beautiful books. And I know more boxes are on their way. Last year, we lost our entire book inventory due to the flooding we had during Super Storm Sandy. The journey to recovery has been amazing and encouraging as we’ve found so much support from caring individuals and organizations like yours.

Last November we were featured in PBS NewsHour and a lot of people learned about our program that way. Two weeks ago, they aired the piece again. Learning Matters did a fantastic job of filming and putting this piece together. If you didn’t have a chance to see it, here is the link:http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education/july-dec13/reading_08-15.html

Thank you once again for your support. Let me know if you would be interested in coming for a visit at some point so you can see the program in action.

Have a great day!


Claudia Aristy,


Children of Bellevue’s Reach Out and Read

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