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Three schools to participate in Project: Cameron's Story

Jan. 15, 2014—Throughout the next four weeks, three Guilderland Schools will serve as collection sites for Project: Cameron's Story, a new, not-for-profit organization which collects new children's books for families of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at more than a dozen hospitals throughout New York. Farnsworth Middle School, Altamont Elementary School, and Westmere Elementary School will collect book donations from Jan. 20 through Feb. 13, 2015.

The goal of Project: Cameron's Story is to support the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the NICU through the use of children's literature and storytelling. To learn more about the organization, please visit the Project: Cameron's Story Facebook page or the organization's official website. Regionally, donations will benefit babies at Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital, Crouse Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center, and Glens Falls Special Care Unit.

If you would like to donate, there are two ways to participate:

Bring a new book anytime now through Feb. 13 to FMS, AES, or WES.
Guidelines For Books:
-- NEW books only because books will be donated to babies in a sterile environment.
-- Due to the various religious beliefs of families, they have asked to avoid donating books that are overtly religious in nature.
-- Helpful if the books were of medium to large size with lots of pictures and storyline to give parents an opportunity to engage in a 10-15 minute period of reading.

Suggested titles include: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Stellaluna, Love You Forever, Where the Wild Things Are, The Poky Little Puppy, The Little Engine That Could

If you would like to donate a book, but don't have time to go to the store, order a book through Scholastic. Download an order form (PDF)

 

At the middle school, students can return completed orders and/or bring books to any house office as well as at reception. At AES, students can return completed orders and/or bring books to the main office. At WES, students can return completed orders and/or bring boo​ks to Mrs. Winchester in room 145 or the main office. Download an informational flyer (PDF)

For more information on the collection program, please contact Jamie Mullins (FMS), Molly Normile (AES), or Kara Winchester (WES).

 

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