The books have already arrived and now we need nominations for Hospitals and other Children’s organisations that will benefit from receiving these books.
This great initiative came about after ‘White Now‘ MD Jenny White spent some time in a children’s ward of a hospital with her son when he was ill and found that the only books available were few and in poor condition. She decided she would like to help out by donating books to hospital children’s wards, so other parents and children could benefit. Brad Sugars was calling for suggestions for his ‘Santa Brad’ project through Facebook, so Jenny told him her idea and he was happy to get on board and Read & Recover became a reality. The initiative went from 100 books to 10 hospitals and rapidly moved to 1500 books to 100 hospitals.
So, now we have the books (and they are filling up our office) we call for nominations from the community for hospitals and children’s organisations they have either been involved with or know of, who would benefit from the donation of some books for the kids and families who the help. We do this via Facebook and our newsletter (Click here to sign up for the newsletter) to our contacts at White Now and want to hear from YOU!
Later on we will also ask for volunteers to help us pack and deliver the books, so stay tuned!
I joined the ‘White Now’ team at the end of last year so this is my first experience of the ‘Read & Recover’ Program and I am already caught up in the excitement and can’t wait to be more involved. It is great to receive your nominations and learn about the positive experiences people have had with our great hospitals and other organisations and know how these books will be of benefit and bring a smile!
All the best