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Give a Book, Get a Book

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I am so in love with the Give A Book, Get a Book program recently launched by Disney Junior!  I learned all about Give a Book Get a Book at the Disney Social Media Mom’s Conference and I am all about it – I mean, Disney AND Charity – I’m totally game, and I was super excited to share with readers.

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Genevieve Goings from Choo Choo Soul and LeVare Burton from Reading Rainbow were excited to share about this new program as we all enjoyed breakfast.

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Later our kids enjoyed listening to Disney Junior Stars David Arquette, Ariel Winters, and Tim Gunn read a classic story, the audience was captivated!

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Many of you reading with young kids probably have a Disney Junior book lying around – you may have purchased this book on a quick run to The Disney Store or it was given to your child as a gift.  Many of you reading may have a kiddo with a collection of 100 or more books right?  As my fellow Disney Social Media Moms and I enjoyed breakfast one morning we were informed that many children in inner cities do not own even one book.  I suppose I already knew this, but the actual numbers they shared blew my mind.  In lower income areas there are reports of ONE book to ever 300 children.  I knew there were some kids without books, and that kills me, but I had no idea how many kids do not have books – out of 300 kids, 299 do not have even one book to look through and practice reading.  That is nothing short of a tragedy people.  We live in one of the most prosperous nations in the world, but that many kids without books is just unacceptable.

Enter Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book program.  Give a Book, Get a Book officially launched on April 21, 2014 and I am excited to see it bless kids all over the US!  It is simple  buy a Disney Junior book at your local Disney Store, there will be a unique code on your receipt – enter that code at www.GiveABookGetABook.com and you can pick a book to give to someone in need and a digital book for yourself!  You even get to pick the region in the US that your book is donated to.  I just donated a Doc McStuffins book to Region 5 which is in the Southern part of the US – it was just one of the bigger regions, so I picked it.  It warms my heart that some little kiddo will get to enjoy that book just because I entered a code!

From the Give a Book Get a Book website “When you enter your code, Disney will donate a book to First Book, a non-profit social enterprise that provides new books to schools and programs serving children in need nationwide. First Book works with eligible organizations and classrooms including: Title 1 schools, after-school programs, libraries, military support initiatives, and others reaching children needing books the most. Disney will donate up to 1,000,000 books to First Book in support of Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book. The Give a Book, Get a Book program runs 4/1/14-9/30/15.”

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I watched our kids meet Sofia the First for the first time, a character they have seen on TV, but that they mostly know from books.  They love Sofia, they have a connection because of the books they have read about her.  I am thrilled to provide that kind of relationship with other kids!  Come on friends, Disney is going to donate up to a MILLION books, all you gotta do is enter the code!

The kids met Genevieve too….. Our littlest was kinda skeptical, I mean, there was no conductor hat so she was probably just an imposter….. my big kids are growing out of the Choo Choo Soul phase; but they were SO excited to meet her in real life!  Thank you Genevieve for taking the time to shake their hands, it was a thrill!  She even signed their Disneyland autograph book!

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Also, I’m new best friends with David Arquette.

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* This post is in no way sponsored, I attended The Disney Social Media Mom’s Conference but I was not at all obligated to write about Give a Book, Get a Book or anything else, but I mean, it is awesome so I am totally sharing.*

Until Next Time ~ Kate
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  3. Cindy H says:

    This is such a great charity. Would love more info about it!

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