We're getting ready for our Back to School Bash this coming Saturday - balloons, pie and bocce! We've also partnered up with our friends from Open Books to host a children's book drive, and we will be donating portion of our proceeds from our bash. We spoke with with Open Books recently about their mission, programming and volunteers:
"Each year, individuals, community groups, and corporations donate hundreds of thousands of books to Open Books. We use these books in our Instructional Programs, donate them through our Book Grant Programs, and sell them in our stores and online to help support our work.
Volunteers support everything at Open Books, from programs and operations through events and community engagement. Every year, 500 people actively participate as Open Books volunteers, and thousands more help strengthen our network. Sign up for more info here: http://www.open-books.org/vol/"
Come on by this Saturday to support Open Books and the incredible work they do for Chicago kids through book donations, and reading and writing programs. We will be collecting gently used children's books starting this Saturday, 8/27 through Saturday, 9/10.