Orange County – This is the LAST WEEK of Ethan’s Halloween book drive for ECBC’s Books for Treats event on Halloween at CHOC Children’s Hospital! If you haven’t donated yet, please consider donating a new Halloween book to help us get to our goal of 300 books so kids who are inpatient on Halloween can trick-or-treat for books! Ways to donate are (1) visit Once Upon a Storybook and purchase a book to add to our donation box at the store, (2) put a new book in ECBC’s large donation box by the front office at Arroyo Elementary School, and (3) visit our Halloween Book Drive wish list on Amazon at http://a.co/1o8eo3B to buy a book that is sent directly to ECBC. Thank you so much for your support!
Here’s Ethan’s October 2017 Title Talk (#10), the list of books he hopes will be donated to ECBC in the month of October! Please donate hardcover (for the permanent Lending Library) or paperback (for ECBC’s Books for Treats on Halloween or for the Gifting Library for kids in isolation) versions of these books, or any new book, from ECBC’s Amazon Wish List and help us build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Books will be sent directly to ECBC. The link to the wish list is: https://amzn.com/w/BLD7UEVPPPO
In this video, Ethan also thanks our September donors — book donors, monetary donations, and auction item donors. And, he gives a special thank you to Blue Moon Boutique for their amazing support in the month of September!
Thank you so much to our donors for continuing to keep the book donations coming!
Ethan is overdue on posting his October Title Talk and September thank yous. We had planned to post tonight, but he decided it doesn’t feel right given that his fellow Leukemia warrior buddy Carter lost his battle today. We are so heartbroken. #CarterStrongForever
Click here to view Ethan’s message.
Please help Ethan collect Halloween-themed books for kids are inpatient CHOC Children’s Hospital during Halloween! Every year CHOC holds an awesome trick-or-treating event for patients and siblings, and this year ECBC is hosting “Books for Treats” — our own booth where we will give away Halloween books! There are several ways you can help, including:
- Purchasing books off our Halloween Book Wish List on Amazon.com. Click here to access it.
- Visiting Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin, where you can purchase Halloween books to put in our donation basket at the store.
- Bring books to Arroyo Elementary to put in ECBC’s book donation box.
- Visit the Arroyo book fair and purchase/donate Halloween-themed books there.
Remember, all books must be brand new.
Check out Ethan’s video to learn more. If you haven’t supported ECBC in a while, this is a great one to jump in on because it has special meaning to Ethan (see video) and it comes at the three year anniversary of his diagnosis.
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!
Here’s Ethan’s Book Flash #5, his request for a specific title that he wants to make sure is in the library that ECBC is building at CHOC Children’s Hospital! The title of this featured book is What Should Danny Do?, by Adir and Ganit Levy. Please check out his video and consider donating this book or any of the other books on the ECBC Wish List on Amazon (link below). Books purchased from this list will be sent directly to ECBC. Thank you!
Click HERE for Book Flash #5.
Click HERE to go to ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.
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!)