ECBC had so much fun today with the MaxLove Project at the BeSuper Holiday Party at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Kids crafted ornaments, received toys from the amazing student veterans of Saddleback College, met children’s book author Alane Adams and received signed copies of her beautiful “Thief” picture books, and picked out holiday-themed books to keep! And afterwards, we delivered toys and holiday books to the Outpatient Infusion Center—their shelves are stocked with books again! Thank you Child Life at CHOC for hosting us — we are so honored to be able to give back and bring holiday cheer to hospitalized SuperKids!
ECBC had so much fun at our Super Book Give-Away today with MaxLove Project at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Patients and Super Sibs crafted fall wreaths with MLP’s Camp Make & Believe, and they walked away with one to several new books. We also dropped off about 100 new books at the Outpatient Infusion Center, since their bookshelves are almost always empty (we just committed to doing a drop-off to OPI monthly). We’re so happy to be bringing books to patients regularly now! #ReadThinkThrive #HospitalizedKidsNeedBooksToo #BeSuper #ThriveAgainstCancer
Ethan & Choco’s Book Club LOVED handing out Halloween books to patients today as part of CHOC’s annual trick-or-treating event! This event is amazing, roughly 200 booths all over the second floor of the hospital, and ECBC was the only booth giving books! We gave away about 300 terrific books to dressed-up patients of all ages — and kids, parents, and staff seemed thrilled! Thank you MaxLove Project for being there and for handing out Dr. Johns sugar free candies!! We are so proud to be offering healthier treats! And a super thank you to Arroyo Elementary School, NLYM Tustin 2020, Once Upon a Storybook, Tod and Sharon Paris, Ashley Hemphill Netsky, Rob and Brooke Lieberman, the Stahl Family, the Adzich family, and the MANY many individual donors who made our first Books for Treats booth a success!
Ethan & Choco’s Book Club had the best time at the 2017 Orange County Children’s Book Festival today! Ethan worked hard to raise awareness by sharing his story, we met many authors and received generous donations from them, received donations from festival-goers who bought books at the festival to donate to ECBC, and sold some ECBC merchandise! Thank you to Girl Scout Troop #3115 for walking around the festival ALL DAY collecting books from
various booths! And thank you to our friends who stopped by to support — We appreciate you!
Thank you to friends and family who made time in your busy weekday schedules to attend Blue Moon’s Sip, Shop, & Support evening! It looked like lots of fun clothing, jewelry, and household items were being purchased — and champagne and yummy treats being enjoyed as well (Thank you Barbara Lieberman-Jones for providing)! Thank you also to Compendium for the awesome stack of books you donated — they are such great, beautiful picture books that hospitalized kids at CHOC Children’s Hospital will LOVE! And a tremendous thank you to Patti and Blue Moon Boutique for hosting such a wonderful event — which will keep giving as we use the proceeds to bring reading to kids at CHOC who otherwise don’t have access to books. We appreciate the support so much.
If anyone could not attend last night’s event, there are still two days left in September during which your purchases benefit ECBC! If you can, go check out this beautiful store!! (I walked away with a couple gorgeous candles and some super-funny kitchen towels!)
If you have some time this evening, please join us at Blue Moon in Garden Grove anytime between 4:00-8:00! Blue Moon is an amazing philanthropic boutique that chooses a local charity of the month to donate 10% of its proceeds to — every month! And they chose Ethan & Choco’s Book Club for the month of September (partly in honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month)! Patti, the owner, is very invested in ensuring that her business has a positive impact on her community, and ECBC is so honored to have been their featured charity this month!
This evening, Blue Moon is offering some snacks and “sparkling surprises” while you shop, as well as giving double points for all purchases. Please come join us anytime between 4:00-8:00 if you can get away!
Where: Blue Moon, 5256 Lampson Ave, Garden Grove
When: Thursday, Sept 28, 4:00-8:00
What: Shop for clothes, jewelry, or household items, enjoy some yummy treats, and support ECBC at the same time!
We had so much fun at CHOC this afternoon with MaxLove Project and Donovan’s Smile! So many patients came down today — to choose an awesome backpack filled with supplies (Donovan’s Smile), to craft a pencil case (MaxLove Project…AND to select a book to keep! We passed out about 85 books to patients and siblings, with gifted books ranging from board books for toddlers to longer chapter for middle schoolers and high schoolers. We also had children’s author @Alane Adams join us, who gave away signed copies of both her thief picture books as well as her Legends of Orkney chapter book series. A parent of a four-year-old whose son had just been diagnosed four days ago shared that they had no books in their room on the oncology floor — she seemed so genuinely grateful to receive a stack from ECBC to share with her son! We can’t wait for our next Super Book Give-Away at next month’s BeSuper party!