The Alliance has chosen Next Door Foundation for our Charity Focus in 2009. NDF is in need of both new and gently used children's books and volunteers for their Read to Me program. Alliance members will collect children's books at every meeting during the year, so please set aside those extra copies of Dr. Suess and Goodnight Moon to donate!
Those of you interested in volunteering for the Read to Me program, please contact Debi Schwid at (414) 562-2929 x 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read to Me is on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 and Wednesdays from 9-11:30. If you cannot commit to the whole time, that is okay. Books will be provided, or you can bring your favorites. Readers read to small groups of children, ages 3-5, in half hour increments. Being a reader is extremely rewarding and a great way to make a difference in our community!