Friday, January 31, 2014

February Brings So Much Beautliful and 10,000 CHILDREN'S BOOKS to St. Anne's Center Homeless Shelter!

Featured Giving of the Month:  For every See Beautiful Item sold throughout the month of February, See Beautiful will donate a BRAND NEW children's book to the Children's Library (PROJECT 10,000) at:
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When it comes to seeing beautiful, one of the most wonderful parts of what we get to do is raise awareness for, and donate to, wonderful organizations. This month's organization leaves us seeing beautiful and feeling inspired in so many ways! 
Why St. Anne's Center Homeless Shelter, more specifically, their children's library (dubbed Project 10,000)?

St. Anne's is a place we've come to see so much beautiful in. The work done within their walls and the community is incredibly inspiring. The fact that they do not have funding for a special library for children to come and be inspired, engaged, and dream through books is going to change! Last year St. Anne's served over 10,000 meals to children. It is my goal to have over 10,000 children's books donated to the shelter throughout the month of February. From See Beautiful, we will donate a brand new children's book for every item purchased throughout the month (aka, Project 10,000), and we're also inviting the public to join in on our book donating initiative.

We're also unveiling a special
opportunity for you and your family to create even more beautiful in the world to bring this library to life!

Students at Cheatham Hill Elementary School are already researching homelessness, presenting findings to the school community and hosting a book drive. Professors in the Early Childhood Education department at Georgia State University are hosting book drives in their classes. Others have ideas for bible study book drives and individual book donations. We wanted to invite you to be a part of our See Beautiful movement.

Do you have a children's book (or two or three or...) in excellent condition lying around the house that could be donated? Would you like to host a book drive in your community (perhaps a neighborhood drive, church drive, work book drive)? Anything would be wonderful!

If you're interested in hosting a book drive (however large or small) I have attached a flyer for you to distribute in your area (if it needs to be amended, let me know and I can send you that version). If you're interested in donating a book or two from around your house, wonderful.

Either way, you'll need the following information:
  • Children from birth-12th grade receive services from St. Anne's - so books for any of these ages is perfect.
  • New books are ideal, but slightly used books would be great too!
  • Ship all books "media mail" as it's incredibly cheap to ship!
  • Ship all books to the following address throughout the month of Feb (if your book drive ends the end of Feb, that's okay. If you can ship them by the first week of March that will be great):
St. Anne's CenterATTN: Pastor Michelle Perry137 W Binford AveOgden, UT 84401

If you decide to host a book drive (or do book donations on your own) and would like us to celebrate it on See Beautiful, we'd love to! Send us a picture or two and we'll share it with our See Beautiful community! It could promote your company/cause and gain exposure for you - while also letting the world know about your ideas. We'd love to hear what you're doing and celebrate it. It will also allow us to understand the amazing ideas and initiatives happening around the country.

Please feel free to forward this information and flyer to anyone you know who creates more beautiful in the world, loves giving, has an extra children's book lying around, or who you think might like to get involved.

If you have any additional questions, please let me know! We're here to support your endeavors and as always, create more beautiful in the world!

How will See Beautiful support St. Anne's Center Homeless Shelter's Children's Library?   Great question! See Beautiful™ will donate A BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK for every product SALE throughout the month!

Connect directly with St. Anne's and learn more about the beautiful work they're doing.
DONATE DIRECTLY HERE: NOTE: If you would like your donation to go direction to the children's library, please note "For the Children's Library" in the "note" box at check out.

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful organization...:)JP

  2. Wooooo Hooooooo!! I can't tell you how overwhelmed my MOM is about this. There just are not words to tell you how thankful she is. THANK YOU!! Let the avalanch of books begin.

  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. And I feel so honored to have a book donated to St. Anne's in my name. Now this is really BEAUTIFUL....

    Happy Valentine's Day!


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