Chapters For Charity Book Sale Dec. 10

ChaptersCharityWEBThe student run fundraising group “Chapters For Charity” book sale will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, at Egg Harbor Township High School in the cafeteria. The proceeds are to benefit the Alcove Center for Grieving Children.

The doors will be open to the public at 10:30am and close at 4pm. For a chance to get an early crack at the stacks, a pre-sale will be held from 9-10am with a $5 donation.

More than 6,000 books in a variety of subjects will be available for purchase. With both hardcovers priced at $1 and paperbacks at only $.50 per book, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to stock your personal library—or find some unusual gifts for the holiday season. The book sale will offer something for everyone. Be sure to arrive early for the best selection. For additional information, call 601-8989 or visit Chapters for Charity on Facebook.

The Chapters for Charity book drive bridges together volunteerism and literacy in our community. “The most successful way to improve literacy levels is to increase the availability and access of books,” states Caroline Tesone, Founder of Chapters for Charity. “By asking my fellow students and the community to help in this cause will make everyone more aware of the importance of literacy in our youths, while at the same time being able to give back to a very important organization.”

Proceeds from the sale will go to The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families.  “The Alcove’s program helped me personally. I went through a loss of someone very dear and close to my heart, and the Alcove helped me work through my grief. The program provided me strength and comfort, at a time when I really needed it.”

The Alcove’s mission is to provide a safe place where children and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one can receive comfort and support through the healing process. Established in November 2001 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and families provides bereavement support services for the Southern New Jersey area.

Following the death of a loved one, many times the surviving adult is overwhelmed with grief, making it difficult to provide sufficient support to help their children deal with the death. The Alcove provides peer support groups for children ages 3 to 18 and adult group for their surviving parent, grandparent or guardian.

Groups run one hour and are facilitated byvolunteers who have completed an intensive 30 hour training. The children participate in activities that are designed to help them discuss death through their play, art, storytelling, music and talking. Groups are held every other week and families can attend as long as they feel the need.

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