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Deadline Looming for Give a Child a New Book Day

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So far Give a Child a New Book Day has collected about 2,500 books.  Their goal is 5,500, and December 6 is the last day to donate.

 http://www.whlt.com/story/23846409/local-groups-kick-off-give-a-child-a-new-book-day-campaign

The program is a collaborative effort between Friends of University Library Group at the University of Southern Mississippi, Red Door Marketing Agency, the Salvation Army and the Favre 4 Hope Foundation.  Together they're collecting brand new books for needy children from birth to 12-years-old.

http://www.whlt.com/story/24078481/christmas-book-drive-needs-more-donations-to-reach-goal

Red Door Marketing Agency Communications Director Colleen Munkel said children can benefit so much from the gift of reading.

"It's really a gift that keeps on giving because not only does a new book make you feel special, but it can transport you to new places," Munkel said.  "It can enhance your creativity as well as obviously your language and vocabulary skills."

Click HERE for a list of drop-off locations:  http://reddoormarketingagency.com/give-a-child-a-new-book-day-2013-donation-locations/

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