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Books To The Rescue 4 Coastal GA

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Raised by 2 people in 20 months
Years ago I was visiting a friend in the hospital. Walking to her room I heard a toddler crying. When I passed the room the toddler was in I realized he or she was all alone. I vowed that day to never let that happen to any of my children.

As a 4 year old child, I found myself in a crisis which has left abandonment issues haunting me, even though that was 50+ years ago.

These experiences are why I'm so passionate about Books to the Rescue for Coastal Georgia!

Books to the Rescue for Coastal Georgia is an onging first-of-its kind community engagement outreach program designed to stock Rescue Vehicles (and supporting agencies that serve children) with drawstring backpacks filled with new children’s activity, sticker and chapter books along with new stuffed animals.

Our primary mission is to equip first responders with resources to help soothe and distract a child in crisis.

We also equip Foster Care organizations, Domestic Violence Advocacy groups, & other like-minded organizations with the same items as the Rescue Vechicles receive.


This program was started in Greene County, Ohio in October 2015 and is currently being implemented nationwide.

Check out program videos in:
Tucson, AZ  - TV Interview
Tucson, AZ  - Police cruisers receiving books

Together We Can Make A Difference!

We rely entirely on the support of Local Businesses, Corporations, Foundations and Private Donors along with Usborne Books and More’s 50% matching grant program and additional monies from Seized Assets.

 I'm currently working with the following organizations to start this program in the Richmond Hill / Savannah, GA area:

~ Chief Catlett, Richmond Hill's Fire Chief  -  we need to stock 9 Fire Engines
~ Chief George Stagmeier, Police Chief Hinesville, GA
~ Officer John William, Hinesville Neighborhood Watch officer
~ Chaplain Carl Gregory  - Garden City Fire Dept
Helen's Haven Advocacy


Thank You for Your Support!
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Our current campaign benefits local GOLD STAR CHILDREN.

Will you consider helping to lift the spirits of these children by sponsoring a therapeutic comfort gift set, Jonathan James & the WhatIf Monster?

$20 per set

New local Gold Star children I meet on Snowball Express departure day will receive a set to keep.

Thanks for your support!
Help comfort a Child in Crisis
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The 2017 Snowball Express is fast approaching!
Will you help Books To The Rescue! for Coastal GA have Comfort Gifts for the new Savannah area Gold Star children that will be participating?

DEADLINE:
To get the sets delivered in time your donation is needed by 1 Nov 2017.

TIA for considering how you can help with this project!
40 sets are needed. Deadline: 1 Nov 17
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Have you seen this whimsical video from our Arizona partner?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exBwTjbUvdI&t=9s
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Thanks to a generous financial donation from a local synagogue, three Savannah-Chatham County Public schools received over 400 in brand new books. The books were put into the summer Backpack Buddies backpacks for students participating in the Backpack Buddies Summer program. Each student received $25 in brand new books. For some students it was the very first time to receive something brand new to call their own.
Over 400 brand new books!
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$60 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 20 months
Created June 11, 2016
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Hector Rodriguez
3 months ago

Hello Naomi, good to see you again at the Farmers Market in Hinesville.

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