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  May 12, 2003

UConn Co-op Launches Book Donation Program

The UConn Co-op has launched a Giving Tree program that will donate books to charity.

Each month a different organization - such as a hospice, shelter, prison, literacy program, or other group - will be selected to receive books. The organization will give the Co-op a list of wished-for books and these titles will be listed on leaves on the Giving Tree. Interested donors can select a "leaf" and purchase the book for the program. The Co-op will obtain the books and deliver them to each month's recipient organization.

This month, the Giving Tree will donate books to Books for Babies, a project of Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Chapter, an international women's educational organization. The project provides a book for each newborn baby in Windham Hospital. The organizers are requesting board books in English and Spanish, such as the classic Good Night Moon.

For more information, contact Sharon Ristau at 860.486.5027, or visit the UConn Co-op.