Monday, February 2, 2009

Seeking Shelter and a Good Book

Tonight over 1,200 families will be staying in publicly funded family shelters in Massachusetts. Within these families, there are 1,200 children under the age of five. That’s why Reader To Reader is expanding the number of children it reaches that are staying in shelters.

We are pleased to be working with Horizons for Homeless Children
to begin monthly book deliveries to 20 Massachusetts shelters serving: Springfield, Holyoke, Adams, Greenfield, Northampton and Pittsfield.

"We are grateful to Reader to Reader’s commitment to helping improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children," says Sue Heilman, Horizon's Executive Director, "and we appreciate your generosity in helping us provide effective programs and services for homeless children and their families. Together we can break the cycle of family homelessness in Massachusetts."

Pictured above: Jennefer Swetland of Horizons for Homeless Children and son fill boxes with brand new children’s board books.

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