All seven Guilderland Central School District schools will once again serve as collection sites for Project: Cameron’s Story, a not-for-profit organization that 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 state. This is the ninth year Guilderland schools have participated, and with the help of the Guilderland community, the district has donated over 8,149 books to Project: Cameron’s Story. Last year, the district donated over 2,000 books and this year’s goal is the same.
The goal of Project: Cameron’s Story is to support the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the NICU through reading aloud; by hearing their parents’ voice, babies form a connection with their parents. To learn more about the organization, please visit the Project: Cameron’s Story Facebook page or the organization’s website.
Several Guilderland teachers have been touched by this program including Jamie Mullins, a social studies teacher at FMS. Her son is in the third grade at Guilderland Elementary School. 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.
How to donate to Project: Cameron’s Story
Donations can be made through one of the following two options:
- Scholastic order form: please send the completed order form with cash or check to any of the following contact people. Please email Jamie Mullins to request a digital order form.
• Molly Normile at AES
• Anna Giardenelli at GES
• Jen DeLaBruere at LES
• Trisha McLean at PBES
• Kara Winchester at WES
• Jamie Mullins at FMS
• Molly Fanning at GHS
2. Amazon wish list: you can order through Project: Cameron’s Story Amazon wish list. Please be sure to mark it as a gift, which will then allow you to indicate you are donating the book as part of the GCSD book collection for Project: Cameron’s Story. You can also enter the name you would like listed as the donor.
If you would like more information on the collection program or for a digital version of the Scholastic form, please contact Jamie Mullins.