27Comfort Kits for Kids Caught in Hurricane Katrina
- Sep 7, 2005From Lin Oliver at SCBWI -
We're putting together "Comfort Kits for Kids."
We've ordered five hundred canvas tote bags (to start), and
into each we're going to put two books, a toothbrush and
toothpaste kit, a flashlight, and a small toy. For younger
kids, we'll include two picture books and a stuffed animal.
For older kids, we'll include two chapter book/novels,
flashlight, toothbrush and a small non-electronic toy like
jacks or a puzzle or markers. We'll deliver these kits to
kids who have lost their homes and are in shelters---all
around the country. We've put up a notice on the website
for members to send new (or like new) books and new small
toys, we'll provide the totes and toothbrushes and
flashlights, and a greeting from children's book creators
all over the country. If you'd like to participate, please
send books and/or toys to the office by September 25, and
label the box Hurricane Help! Steve and I and the staff
here will put together the Comfort Kits and get them
The office address is 8271 Beverly Blvd. LA, CA 90048---if
you or anyone you know wants to send books and/or toys. Oh,
we've also told members they can send a check if they'd
prefer---$15.00 buys one comfort kit.
You can also download the form and donate to the cause ($15/kit), if
you'd like: http://www.scbwi.org/katrinahelp.htm.
Fo those filing US taxes, these donations are tax deductible.