By Kellsey Turner, Vault Communications
PPRA celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with a volunteer event at Tree House Books. Several members came together to help PPRA’s PRoactive partner transform their space into a winter wonderland. The festive décor set the scene for the nonprofit’s annual Holiday Book Shoppe – an extension of their giving library that provides free books to low-income Philadelphia residents. Leading up to the holiday, children and families can select books for themselves or to give as gifts, with the added bonus of complimentary holiday gift wrapping.
The event is part of PPRA’s ongoing support of Tree House Books through the Philly PRoactive program. Established in 2009 by past PPRA president and philanthropist Dr. Bill Cowen, Philly PRoactive helps extend the good work of worthy organizations. Each year a new nonprofit benefits from the support and talent of PPRA’s members. Past partners have included Rock the Future, ChemoClothes and Career Wardrobe.
If you’d like to lend your support to Tree House Books, consider donating to PPRA’s ongoing book drive to benefit the nonprofit. Throughout the holiday season, PPRA is collecting new and gently used books for adults and children. Books of all kinds are welcome, however Tree House Books is especially interested in receiving literature with specific interest to diverse communities.
You can make a book donation yourself at any PPRA-sponsored event or board meeting. Additionally, you can coordinate a book drive in your agency/office and arrange for a special book drop off/pick up. To request a book drive kit and to learn more, email Kellsey Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org).