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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr.Suess!!

Today is the great author's birthday!  Can you imagine childhood without The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, or all of his crazy characters and words??  March is National Reading Month in honor of the big guy's birthday!  I wish I could carve out more time for reading these days but my books are usually reserved for beach trips.  I do read to my kids though and they love the bedtime routine.  I have boxes and boxes of books that I have accumulated from teaching back in the day, birthdays, and showers.  I never even think about owning all of these books but there are families that can't afford this type of luxury.  I hate the thought of any kid that doesn't get to enjoy being read to before bed.  I can't imagine not being able to enjoy those little moments just because we didn't own books.  But that is a reality for families that have to stretch their dollars in other ways.  

The mothers and children that live in Sarah's House do not have many books to enjoy and this is just unnecessary!  Although there are many great donations made to Florence Crittenton Services, books are usually not included.  I know that through all of you loving and generous moms we can help them build a library for their kids.  Not only will this provide entertainment and educational value to their day, it will provide the mothers with a chance to bond with their kids.  

 This will be such an easy way for you all to give back a little and to help these younger mothers learn to do the things we often take for granted.  Momsie has found some great local businesses the help collect the books throughout the month of March.  I am hoping to add even more locations in the next few days.  If you are a business owner and are willing to place a collection box in your establishment please contact me at momsiecharlotte@gmail.com.  There are no further requirements other than allowing us to leave a box in your business for this month.  

The next time you clean your child's room set a few of their gently-used books to the side for donation or maybe when you are grabbing a couple of things at Target you can pick up a book or two.  Stop by Little Lollipops Childrens Consignment Boutique in Matthews and while you load up on cute spring clothes toss in a couple of books to donate.  There will be a box right in the store so you can shop then leave your book donation...simple as pie!  Or how about taking your kids over to Cotswold Toys & Co. to play.  While there have your kids get in the charitable spirit by picking out some of their favorite books to purchase for the Sarah's House residents.  You can leave them in the collection box on your way out!

Book drive donation locations:
Little Lollipops Childrens Consignment Boutique
11014-B Monroe Road
Matthews, NC 28105

Cotswold Toys & Co.
242 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211-2801

**In addition, if you would like to donate but can't make it to one of the drop-off locations please contact me directly and I will make arrangements to pick up your donation.

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