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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Project #ReadandStayWarm

Hello!
Today I'm very excited to announce that I am participating in the project #ReadAndStayWarm. The information below is provided through a writer friend and if you'd like to participate, feel free to pass on this information as well. Everyone deserves to be warm with a good coat and a good book!
My best to you all,
Megan



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In the midst of the August heat, keeping warm this winter is probably the last thing on most people's minds. But the reality is, "for the now nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra”, and an estimated 671,850 Americans experience homelessness on any given night." (source)

That's why we're excited to announce a new initiative starting this fall at the Pennsylvania Library Association conference in Lancaster, PA, to help donate coats to those in need.

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In hopes of helping others keep warm this winter, The Combined Book Exhibit is launching project #ReadandStayWarm . At six of our Fall and Winter library shows, CBE will be collecting new and lightly used coats for those who need them most. Below please find a schedule of the shows where CBE will be taking donations, and please help spread the word on twitter, FB and any social media you have by using #ReadandStayWarm.



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 * Please note, all coats donated at ALAMW will go towards our second Fall/Winter 2015-2015 campaign. 

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