Fall is in the air and that means one thing- our book drive is in FULL effect! We gladly collect books all year, but during the fall we really step it up a notch.
We are starting to plan our annual Special Needs Holiday party. The party will take place in the main Live Strong Auditorium at Dell Children’s again.
We are working hard to make sure that this year’s party is bigger and better than all the previous parties- and we need your help to make that happen. We need children’s books (new or gently used). Books are great gifts for all kids, but especially for kids with special needs. There are lots of ways that you can contribute…
- Contact us by sending an email and we can work out a time and place to pick-up or drop-off your personal donation.
- Do a book drive in your office, church, classroom, etc and let us know so we can be sure to says thanks and set up a time to pick-up the books.
- If you would like to donate money to go toward book purchases, you can always do that as well. We have a ‘Special Needs Event Fund’ as one of the options on our Donate Page. The Special Needs Event Fund goes towards books, decorations, and other fees for hosting events through out the year. You can add a note if you would like your donation to be strictly used for books.
We try to have a few books for each child and their siblings from Santa. For many kids that attend, this is their only holiday party and their only opportunity to see Santa, so we try to make is as special as possible.
As we have done in previous years, all books not used as Santa gifts are then donated to the Dell Children’s library and handed out to children that are in the hospital.
We have already lined up Santa, a holiday music sing-a-long with the amazing Danielle, Curious George, a wonderful photographer, crafts, snacks and much more. Our biggest needs now are books, books and more books. Please help by donating your new or gently used books, and please encourage others to do the same. Thank you for your support.
The party is scheduled Sunday, December 11th 2-4pm. We will be collecting books through Monday, December 5th. Stay tuned for ticket information and more party details.