You may well have seen this on other blogs lately, as Colleen Mondor has been working hard to get the word out. Here’s a slightly abbreviated version of the e-mail I received from her this weekend:
As you may have read in Bookslut a couple of weeks ago, (where I am a regular contributor) I am trying to build support for donations down South. I am currently working with a group in Baton Rouge to help some children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Josh Causey and his group at Parkview Baptist Church are spending their time with children sheltered with their families at Southern University. They are doing arts and crafts, playing games and reading books. The program is expanding to other shelters and includes after school tutoring. I have set up wishlists for the kids at Amazon [one for books, one for games], but I’m hoping that authors, illustrators, reviewers and comic creators and publishers will also consider donating a few titles. The children cover all ages and all interests – at this point, I think they would be thrilled with any gift.
Eclectica Magazine & Bookslut
Mailing Address for Parkview Donations:
Parkview Baptist Church
11795 jefferson highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816