Milk and Bookies is gearing up for their 8th annual star-studded Story Time Celebration on Sunday, February 26th, at HD Buttercup in Culver City. The fun filled day features a slew of celebrity readers, story inspired arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet some of your kids’ favorite fairytale characters.
Last year’s star-studded afternoon was a huge success, delivering over 3,000 books to support the Milk and Bookies summer reading program at Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Los Angeles area. Celebs like Julie Bowen and Selma Blair were spotted in the Story Time lounge. Fairys-in-training were focused on making wings in the Crafts Corner. Both young and old were wowed by the stand-out décor made from recycled books.
Milk and Bookies was started in 2004 with the mission of getting thousands of books into the hands of children in need, by encouraging other children, to take part in the movement. Getting kids hooked on the amazing power of giving back, has always been at the core of the organization. By giving children the opportunity to choose a book, inscribe something special and give back to those in great need, Milk and Bookies hopes to set them on a life-long path of doing good for others. Their “Read!Give!Grow!” philosophy is also built into their Leaders + Readers program, created to encourage local student volunteers to organize their very own book drives to benefit other L.A. based “sister” schools. Over 120,000 books have been raised to date.
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