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Do It Local Announces Berks County Readers Kids Book Share Project

Mar 03, 2020

DoItLocal, Berks County’s fundraising coupon app, is proud to announce its Berks County Readers Kids Book Share project. With the help of the community, organization has set up 24 book share locations at local businesses around Berks County.

The 6-month project took old Real Estate Weekly Boxes and re-purposed them, turning them into Children’s Book Share Boxes. At these locations, children and families can take a book from the box that they might enjoy and leave behind an old, unwanted book in return. This program is FREE to access and participate in.

Heather Brady, Co-Founder & Charity Creative Collaborator of Do It Local Fundraising, said in a statement, “The buzz is spreading. Just this past week, we received 13 thank messages from happy families with kids who are enjoying the free books. Plus, we received amazing offers from UGI and [Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Inc.] to collect book donations on site from employees to donate to our boxes to keep the book inventory flowing.”

The 24 book share locations include:

  1. Crave Cafe in Sinking Spring
  2. YMCA of Sinking Spring
  3. Body Zone in Wyomissing
  4. Weaver’s Orchard in Mohnton
  5. Elite Leadership Martial Arts in Shillington
  6. Shillington Farmers Market
  7. Leesport Playground
  8. 5th Street Diner in Temple
  9. Leesport Diner
  10. Queen City Family Restaurant in Reading
  11. Imax Theater in Downtown Reading
  12. Relevant Sports Complex in Temple
  13. Auntie Anne’s in Elverson/ Morgantown Walmart
  14. Michael’s Restaurant in Douglasville
  15. Sunny’s Car Wash in Kenhorst
  16. Sweet Ride Ice Cream in West Reading
  17. The Works Complex in Wyomissing
  18. Grove Dental on State Hill Rd, Wyomissing
  19. Hay Creek Snack Shack in Birdsboro
  20. Exeter Family Restaurant in Exeter
  21. Skin Sanctuary Spa in West Lawn (Book Bin)
  22. Thanx Hair Artistry in Exeter (Book Basket)
  23. Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts (Book Bin)
  24. So Good! Homemade Soups at Shillington Farmers Market

A Facebook group was created to keep engaged families up to date on newly stocked boxes & any new locations.

The project was funded and supported by local organizations and businesses, Redner’s Warehouse Markets, Knies Insurance, Grove Dental Group, Homecare Solution, 1800-Got Junk, Goodlife Financial, Empire Surplus Home Center, SAH Security, Body Zone, Wingswept Acres, Ben Ireland, and the Reading-Berks Realtors Association.

Learn more here.

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