Chorleywood Bookshop is running Gift a Book for the second year running. Last Christmas 333 books were bought by customers and donated to local underprivileged children aged 3 – 18yrs.
“This year we are liaising with local organisations The Dorcas Project and The Castle Fields Children’s Centre and Three Rivers Child’s Centre” , says Kira Gibson, “We will also be supporting Storybook Dads, a service allowing prisoners to record a story onto a CD for their children, says Kira Gibson
“Storybook Dads is a vital lifeline between prisoners and their families.” adds Sd Project Co-ordinator at The Mount Prison, Bovingdon,“ Being able to share a bedtime story brings much comfort to children and taking part helps boost prisoners’ self esteem. Prisoners who maintain contact with their families are 6 times less likely to reoffend.””
How you can help
The next time you are in Chorleywood Bookshop, just choose a book for the age and gender of the child you wish to donate a book to, pay at the till or go to https://chilternbookshops.co.uk
Or go directly to https://checkout.matterpay.com/events/ZXZlbnQ6MjQ1