Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thank you Child Life at MCCH!

The Child Life Department at Medical City Children's Hospital is awesome! They continually share feedback with me from parents, patients, and staff at the hospital about how much they appreciate Abby's Book Corner. It makes me so happy to know that Abby's gift is helping others. I just received this thank you note in the mail from Margarita, a child life specialist at MCCH. It is signed with heartfelt messages from numerous nurses, doctors, and staff at the hospital. Thank you, Margarita; you are great at what you do!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Abby in Action again!

Many thanks to the Dallas Cheer Readers Book Club for donating over 100 books to Abby's Book Corner. Also, a wonderful surprise from a high school friend. Her daughter collected books, coloring books, art supplies, and other goodies for the library for her birthday! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beautiful story about Abby's Book Corner in KMAC Newsletter

This story made me cry. Abby's Aunt Bernice wrote a beautiful story about Abby's Book Corner for the KMAC Newsletter. We've come a long way since our original goal to collect 300 books in the Fall of 2008. We want to thank everyone that continues to support Abby's Book Corner.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Abby's Book Corner in South Texas

Abby made the newspaper again! Only this time, it wasn't the Dallas newspaper, she decided to make herself known in Seguin, TX. The wonderful 5th grade class at Navarro Intermediate School, led by their teacher, Lisa Barry, collected books for Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas. The story made the Seguin Gazette.

Abby never had a chance to go to school, but she still made the yearbook! The wonderful work by Lisa and her student's warranted a page in their school yearbook. Way to go!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Abby's Book Corner in the news

I love surprises, especially when it comes to unexpected news about Abby's Book Corner! The Editor's note in today's neighborsgo section of The Dallas Morning News has an update on the success of Abby's Book Corner. We have received thousands of books for Abby's Book Corner, the library at Medical City Children's Hospital. Also, with the help of numerous individuals, we have been able to donate books to the existing libraries at children's hospitals in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. Hospitalized children throughout Texas are benefitting from books donated in memory of Abby. I am so proud!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Girl Scouts deliver 1,000 books to Abby's Book Corner!

Wow! I am happy to report that the 5th grade girl scouts at my former elementary school delivered 1,000 books to Abby's Book Corner on Saturday. We are so excited that the girls selected ABC as their service project. I wish that I could report a grand total of books collected since we began; however, I lost count after we passed 10,000 books! Our original goal was 300 books. I am very happy that community groups and individuals continue to supply the hospital library with books in memory of Abby. She would be proud, I am sure. Please be sure to contact us if you wish to hold a book drive. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Abby in Action

It has been a few months since we posted any updates, but book drives for Abby's Book Corner have not stopped. We continue to receive donations from numerous individuals and organizations for all of the cities in which we have donated books. We just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone that continues to keep Abby's memory alive by donating books. We are very excited to have collected thousands of books (yes, thousands!) since we began the book drive in 2008. The hospitals are continuously in need of books, so please contact us if you are interested in donating books or hosting a book drive. Thank you again to all of those that have donated. We think, "Abby in Action" each time we receive a donation of books. Happy Holidays!

Will and Mary

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Special thanks to the Houston media

The Houston media has been very supportive of Abby's Book Corner - Houston!

We want to take the time to thank 1560 The Game KGOW for giving Abby's Book Corner a full week of coverage concluding with an afternoon live remote book drive event! (Thanks to Chance McClain, David Nuno and Ken Hoffman)

Also thanks to KPRC Local 2's Dominique Sachse and Jennifer Reyna for their support.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to donate books in Houston - Amy's Ice Cream

Good news. We have a new Abby's Book Corner drop off location in Houston - Amy's Ice Cream!

Amy's Ice Cream Houston We found a great spot located close to the center of Houston. Amy's Ice Cream has a drop off box right near the door.

Stop by, drop off a bunch of books and enjoy some of the best ice cream in town! SEE THE POSTER

3816 Farnham Street
Houston, TX 77098-4002
(Near Highway 59 between Shepherd and Greenbriar - Houston)
(713) 526-2697

Click here for a map

If you don't have any books to donate, you can order some for us through the Amazon Houston Wish List. You buy the book and it gets shipped right to us.

* The Houston book drive is in progress collecting materials for the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Houston drive is now collecting

The Houston drive is now starting to collect books for the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

We have an Amazon Wish List set up for Houston on this page with more information on what is needed.

Check back soon for details on book drop off locations.