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NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - The Barnes & Noble at Newport on the Levee helped to donate 1,114 books to the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC) this holiday season. This holiday book drive was a national project of Barnes & Noble that allowed customers to donate books to local nonprofit organizations. The Children’s Advocacy Center was one of two nonprofits to benefit from this project. “Many of these children do not have books of their own to read,” says Vickie Henderson, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center, “and this book drive, along with the generosity of our community, helps to put a book in the hands of every child at our center.”
Customers of Barnes & Noble were asked upon checkout if they would like to purchase a book that would go to either the Children’s Advocacy Center or Northern Kentucky Head Start Centers, resulting in more than 2,000 books purchased, 1,114 of which went to the Children’s Advocacy Center. All donated books will be given to the children that come into the NKCAC to take home and enjoy.
In addition to the book drive, the Advocates, the fundraising group for the NKCAC, and employee volunteers from Fidelity gift-wrapped purchases at the Barnes & Noble at Newport on the Levee. All donations from the gift-wrapping drive benefited the NKCAC. This is the third year the Advocacy Center has benefited from the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive.
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