Online auction hooks children on books
Bid on donated items, such as weekend getaways and gift cards, to help provide local children with a free book every month until they turn 5.
By Anne Hart
Ashley Waldvogel Gaddy’s dream is that every child in Chatham County receives a free children’s book by mail every month from birth to age 5.
An online fundraising auction under way at http://ferstthingsfirst.wordpress.com is the first of many steps toward accomplishing that dream.
Gaddy, an Ardsley Park mom of two and Savannah College of Art and Design professor, leads the Chatham County branch of the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and is organizing the online auction.
The Ferst Foundation aims to instill a love of books in all Georgia preschoolers by giving a free, age-appropriate book to a registered child every month until the child’s fifth birthday.
The goal is to eliminate the key reason why parents don’t read to their children: the lack of quality books in their home.
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