From Oakland County Moms:
Local non-profit Charlotte’s Wings located in Rochester Hills, Oakland Universities Pre-Medical Society, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Barnes & Noble on South Rochester Road have joined forces to provide books to children in hospitals and hospice facilities throughout Michigan.
By giving books, Charlotte’s Wings endeavors to bring sick children a smile, a dream, or an escape from an unfortunate reality. Whether a child is facing something as benign as tonsillitis or as severe as a terminal disease, a book can provide encouragement and comfort to a sick child during a challenging and frightening period. For more information about Charlotte’s Wings and the work they do, visit them online at www.charlottes-wings.com.
Barnes and Noble kicks off the bookfair on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Rochester Hills store located at 2800 South Rochester Road. You can aid in giving the gift of comfort by participating with the Barnes & Noble bookfair by purchasing a new book and donating it to Charlotte’s Wings or purchase something for yourself, including books, café and music/dvd purchases, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit their organization; just make sure to tell your cashier that you want to support Charlotte’s Wings with your purchase!
The evening will include a used book buy back event from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Barnes & Noble will evaluate books in good condition. At 4:00 PM, customers will receive a number corresponding to their place in line. The number of books per customer should not exceed 50. Vouchers must be used on the same day. Customers are encouraged to purchase a book for Charlotte’s Wings with their vouchers, however, a portion of the proceeds from titles bought for personal use will also go to Charlotte’s Wings.
Barnes & Noble Rochester Hills invites all ages to participate in community events during the Charlotte’s Wings book fair on Friday, March 21st. Register to win a family four-pack of tickets to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm. A special Princess Story Time, hosted by a real Princess, will be held beginning at 7:00 pm in the special events space. Our featured story is none other than Beauty and the Beast! We encourage children of all ages to join us for this story time.
The Pre-Medical Society at Oakland University is a student led organization dedicated to helping students become future physicians. The club strives to prepare OU students to do great things in the future, but they also want to make a lasting impression through service projects in the greater Rochester community now. The Pre-Medical Society is hosting a new Book Drive on the Oakland University campus during the entire month of March to benefit Charlotte’s Wings. Book collection boxes are stationed in various locations on the OU campus including the Oakland Center, housing buildings, and at the Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering department offices. Any questions about collecting books at Oakland University please contact Pre-Medical Society President, Allison Hallman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.