Help Kids to be Courageous

I love children's books because illustration with words can become the most beautiful message. And if animals are some of the main characters, all the better!
If you haven't already seen it, pick up the book "Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog" at Local author Regina E. McCarthy and her illustrator, Sue Dettman, created a wonderful book of characters and important messages--including
anti-bullying! It's a great way to empower kids and build self-esteem. WTTW - TV (11) did a nice piece on it when I did the launch PR awhile back.
Unfortunately, bullies can be found everywhere. It's getting close to Back to School time, so pick up the book in case you need to bring up this tough topic with a young person. The groundhog is very brave and the book is an awesome tool to get kids talking about what's going on at school or on the bus.
Blue Stone Healing Books are developed to help hear the hearts of children so they may lead healthy lives as adults.
-Louise Edwards PR

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Friday, June 14, 2013

ICECF "Back 2 School" Kickoff Another Success!

Summer is officially in gear when we help launch Back 2 School, the Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation's initiative to provide FREE school supplies for students in need.  Thursday's luncheon event was rewarding, with many thanks to our great emcees Daniella Guzman and Stefan Holt of NBC5 Chicago. 

New alliances were announced to help reach homeless families through DFSS and military families through Operation Homefront, providing additional school supplies to those in need.   Recognition awards were also given to Urban Prep Academies, Ounce of Prevention and Kits for Kidz.  And, the YMCA continues to be a valued partner.

 We're looking forward to the upcoming Distribution Event in August, where hundreds of kids get the first free school supply boxes.  A record year, 25,000 students in need will be given 750,000 free school supplies, empowering them with the necessary tools to learn. 

Congratulations to our client, the Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation.

If you'd like to help a child achieve at school, please drop by one of almost 400 Illinois Currency Exchanges in the area and donate $11 to fund a box full of suppliesYou will be smiling too!

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