10,000 Books in Memory of Anne Smedinghoff

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By Melissa Ford

Coach - Personal & Business

In memory of Anne Smedinghoff, River Forest's ambassador of peace whose vision of changing the world with books inspires us to follow her courageous lead, a group of River Forest, Oak Park and Western Springs students are intent on collecting 10,000 books to be delivered to needy Chicago kids through Bernie's Book Bank (http://www.berniesbookbank.org).

Please consider donating new or gently used books (including board books) for kids from birth through 6th grade. Please no workbooks, textbooks or reference books.

Through May 3, collection boxes will be located all over River Forest and Oak Park. Here are the locations:

In River Forest:

  • Willard School
  • Lincoln School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • St. Luke School
  • Grace Lutheran School
  • Keystone Montessori School
  • River Forest Public Library
  • Village Hall 
  • Juice Joint

In Oak Park:

  • St Giles School
  • Fenwick High School
  • Oak Park Public Library 
  • Oak Park Temple
  • Geppetto's Toy Store

In Western Springs:

  •  McClure Junior High School

To learn more about Bernie's Books for Anne, visit:www.berniesbookbank.org OR
Contact Susan Lucci @ smlucci@sbcglobal.net (708-955-7366) 

Email: melissa@empoweredcoachingsolutions.com

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Dave Coulter  

Posted: April 28th, 2013 5:58 PM

What a fine idea....thanks Melissa!

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