Ginger Twinkle (gingertwinkle) wrote in uw,
Ginger Twinkle

Going to be in U Vil this weekend?

For those of you near the University Village area:

The program I work for, Jumpstart, is having a bookfair at the Barnes & Noble in U Village.

Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization that works with low-income preschoolers to help increase children's literacy and social skills. In Seattle, our program currently serves 14 preschool classrooms, in the International District, Columbia City, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.

A lot of our classrooms don't have the resources to buy books for their classroom libraries, so Jumpstart is raising money to fill their libraries with age-appropriate children's books.

The best part: it doesn't cost you any money on top of what you're already purchasing at Barnes & Noble. Just say "Jumpstart" before you check out (or grab a voucher at our table on the 2nd floor and give it to the cashier as you check out), and 15% of your purchase will go towards our program to buy books. Everything in the store qualifies--even things from the cafe--except memberships and gift cards.

For families: We're also hosting 2 storytimes this weekend, one of Saturday and the other on Sunday. Both of the Storytimes will be at 1:30pm. Bring your preschoolers or Kindergartners to read stories, sing songs, and participate in fun craft activities.

Thanks everyone.

x-posted in Seattle community
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