As some of you might remember, this past Saturday Dylan’s Candy Bar in Los Angeles hosted a huge Willy Wonka themed Milk+Bookies Storytime that celebrated the LA launch of the 50th anniversary Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Needless to say, it was AMAZING! There was books (of course!), candy, celebrities (Max Greenfield, Dan Bucatinsky, John Cho, Busy Phillips, Elisabeth Rohm, Marla Sokoloff, Megan Nicole, and Tom Everett Scott), and lots and lots of fun! Thanks to everyone we ended up raising over 100 books!
Whether it was a result of the sugar high or the fact that everyone had so much fun, once just wasn’t enough! So we are taking this party all the way to New York City and doing it all again! So all of you Milk+Bookies supporters in NYC better mark your calendars for January 31st and prepare to enter a world of pure imagination. Check out the flyer below for more details and how to RSVP.
And remember to READ, GIVE, GROW!
Our little philanthropists from the El Rodeo School Drive sure know what it means to give! At Milk+Bookies one of our main objectives is to expose kids of all ages to what it feels like to give back to others and facilitate experiences that boost kids’ sense of self. We try to get as much feedback from the kids at our events as we can in order to ensure that these goals are being met. And boy, they never disappoint!
Thanks El Rodeo School for being so generous!
If you are interested in hosting your own Milk+Bookies Book-Raiser you can find out more information here!
Read, Give, Grow!
As some of you might remember, over the holiday season we partnered with Splendid stores all across the nation and hosted the second annual Holiday Book Drive benefiting National Relief Charities. The local event here at Splendid’s Santa Monica boutique on December 4th was quite the turnout! At this event alone we raised over 200 books!
Lovely ladies Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tiffani Thiessen, Garcelle Beauvais, and Malin Akerman came out to support and donate. There was shopping, hot chocolate, and of course bedtime stories for the little ones. We were even mentioned in People Magazine!
Everyone (even our tiniest philanthropists!) had an AMAZING time!
The team here at Milk+Bookies want to give a HUGE thank you to Splendid and everyone who came out and donated! As a result, over 14,000 books were raised and are in the process of being sent to the Pine Ridge Reservation located in South Dakota in one of the country’s most impoverished counties. They will be used to stock the shelves of libraries in eight schools giving children of all ages access to reading materials.
We recently received word that boxes upon boxes have started to trickle in to National Relief Charities. The task now is to collect all of the remaining books from Splendid stores nationwide, sort them, count them, and then send them off to their final destinations! Clay Ramsey, NRC Program Manager, was kind enough to send us some photos of said boxes (we certainly don’t envy the people sorting through all of those!):
‘Twas certainly a season of giving!
More updates are coming soon…