The giving spirit of the holidays is arriving a little early to Barnes and Noble book store in Rochester Hills this year, as they announce the return of their book drive to benefit Rochester-based non-profit, Charlotte’s Wings.
From Nov. 1 through Jan. 1, customers at Barnes and Noble Rochester Hills will be invited to purchase an extra children’s book to be donated to Charlotte’s Wings.
Last year, this drive resulted in Barnes and Noble customers donating over 1,000 books, which Charlotte’s Wings distributed to children in hospital and hospice care in Michigan and the ambition is to donate at least as many books again this year.
Jennifer Buck, chair of Charlotte’s Wings is thrilled with the opportunity this book drive represents. “We are so thankful for this support from Barnes and Noble this holiday season. This kind of donation will make an enormous difference and will allow us to touch the lives of so many children across the state who find themselves spending time this winter in the care of Michigan hospitals and hospices."
About Charlotte's Wings
Charlotte’s Wings is a non-profit organization based in Rochester, MI, which was founded in March 2008. They were founded in memory of a local infant girl, Charlotte, who died at just 5 months old of a rare degenerative brain disease. In lieu of baptism gifts, her parents made a large donation of books to the pediatric unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
Charlotte’s Wings was founded to continue and expand this initiative – donating books to children in hospital and hospice care throughout Michigan. To date they have donated around 17,000 to Michigan hospitals and hospices. Through this endeavor, they aim to provide hope and smiles during traumatic times.
To find out more about the work of Charlotte’s Wings, you can visit their website at www.charlottes-wings.com.
News for this story was submitted by Joanne Tarling.