Although we’re sad to see her go, we are excited to spotlight her awesome work at M+B this summer in this week’s intern spotlight!
School: Azusa Pacific University
Position: Social Media Intern
Time with Milk+Bookies: May-Sep 2013
Thanks Tori for all of your hard work this summer!
We can’t help but share this awesome video we received this week from an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces who recently received a Milk+Bookies donation of brand new children’s books.
Check out the video here:
This year alone, Milk+Bookies book-raisers have resulted in hundreds of new books being donated to military families nationwide.
Deployed service members often use books to help comfort their children when separated, and many are able to preserve the bonding tradition of story time by reading to their families via webcam. Anyone can raise books to benefit local military families!
Find out more information about hosting your own HERE and join us in showing appreciation to both members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their brave families members.
Isabella recently hosted a Milk+Bookies book-raiser and gathered 50 books! This week alone, Milk + Bookies events around the country have raised over 380 books, all thanks to this AMAZING young generation of givers! Get your state on our map of success by hosting your own book-raiser!
Westside Children’s Center in Los Angeles is just one of the dozens of worthy organizations that have received books from a Milk+Bookies Book-raiser. Club MomMe’s “Mom’s Night Out!” event in June raised 28 new children’s books for the nonprofit. WCC provides at-risk children and their families with services like early education programs, parenting classes, counseling, and much, much more!
Here is what WCC had to say:
Westside Children’s Center is so grateful for this generous donation of new books for children in our high-quality early education programs… Each day, WCC’s high-quality early education programs serve over 350 at-risk children (0-5) from very-low-income families in southwest Los Angeles County. Through a range of activities, including reading, art, science, math, dramatic play, circle time, creative movement, music, and outside play, our young children develop the social-emotional, cognitive and physical skills they will need to succeed in school and in life, such as curiosity, confidence, optimism, self-control, resilience, and perseverance.
Have you hosted a M+B Book-raiser recently? Which organization received your books?
Written By: Jenna Perelman
We’re excited to announce an exciting online book fair partnership between Milk+Bookies and Usborne Books happening this Thursday, August 15th through August 17th.
Join us for a M+B book-raiser from the comfort of your own home!
On August 15th, starting at 10 AM, come browse amongst your favorite Usborne titles and stock up on new books for your home library- 20% of all purchases benefit our program.
We will also be giving away awesome M+B gear and free Usborne books! Mark your calendars for our first ever ONLINE BOOK-RAISER!
RSVP for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/556751051053654/
Can’t make the dates for the book fair? Use this link when shopping for books and we’ll still receive portions of your purchase :http://v3897.myubam.com/Event/
Can’t wait to see you there!
At Milk + Bookies, we believe giving back is an important part of life at any age. Our internship program allows high school and college students the opportunity to be part of the difference Milk + Bookies is making and get real-world professional experience at the same time.
Because of our small staff size, Milk + Bookies interns are imperative for our day-to-day workings. Interns’ creativity, enthusiasm, and hard work ethic are valued, and our interns may find they are given much more responsibility and agency than many other programs.
We are currently looking for people passionate about giving and improving other’s lives to fill Program Officer positions for Fall 2013 (book lovers encouraged to apply!). As a Program Officer, you will be involved with daily tasks at the Milk + Bookies office in Santa Monica, and be in charge of your own “special project.” The internship program looks different depending on your personal interests, strengths, and Milk + Bookies’ needs- but every intern gets to be part of the Milk + Bookies movement that is bringing books to thousands of children in need nationwide, and instilling a love of giving in countless others.
For more information on the Milk + Bookies internship program and how to apply, visit http://www.milkandbookies.org/opportunities/
Milk + Bookies is excited to announce the kickoff of a new initiative, Flash Giving! We believe that giving should be an accessible part of every child’s life, so we’ve created Flash Giving as an easy, fun, and FREE way to introduce kids to the power of philanthropy.
So how will it work?
Every first weekend of the month, we’ll be heading out with books, a donation bin, (and of course, cookies!) to a different secret location around Santa Monica. Our goal is to make giving back fun and easy, so we’re bringing the party to you! Throughout the first week of the month, we’ll be announcing Flash Giving’s secret location and time on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog. All you have to do is watch for our location announcement, show up, choose a book, and inscribe it with your favorite thoughts on reading and giving. We’ll take it from there and make sure the book reaches the hands of a child in need.
We are so excited- the first ever Flash Giving is HERE! Here’s all the info you need:
Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: 10-12 AM
Where: Dorothy Green Park in Santa Monica (at the end of Ocean Park Blvd, near Perry’s Cafe)
Remember, all you need to do is show up for this great day of giving (and cookies!). Can’t wait to see you there!