Tis the season of giving and the Children's Home of Stockton (CHS) is honored to be a recipient of the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive, which provides customers the opportunity to donate books to locally designated non-profit organizations. Customers are invited to visit the Barnes & Noble Weberstown location listed at 4950 Pacific Ave., Suite 319, Stockton, CA 95207, to give the gift of reading to children in need by donating a book from now through January 1, 2017.
Last year, Barnes & Noble customers and booksellers provided more than 1.5 million books to over 650 local charitable organizations that provide services to children across the country.
The Children's Home of Stockton is one of the largest social service organizations in Stockton and has served at-risk youth for 134 years. It has been a staple of comprehensive services for children and adolescents, providing them treatment and education in a safe, nurturing environment.
Each year, CHS sees an increase in the amount of at-risk youth who are in need of support. Literacy is important as children grow in their education and books can be expensive. Research has shown that in low-income neighborhoods, there is an average of one age-appropriate book for every 300 children. This is an opportunity to make a difference.
"We are so thrilled to be a recipient of the Holiday Book Drive and hope this will inspire people to donate a book that they loved growing up to pass on to a child who could really benefit," said Joelle Gomez, Chief Executive Officer at the Children's Home of Stockton.
Being a part of a community that contributes to their local non-profit organization allows the CHS the ability to continue to enhance the lives of these children so they can thrive and be successful members of that same community. The Children's Home of Stockton encourages everyone to share in the spirit of giving this holiday season and make a difference in the life of one child by giving the gift of reading.
For more information or to tour our campus please visit www.chstockton.com or contact (209) 466-0853.