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.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The library at Medical City is officially open!

Yesterday we celebrated the grand opening of Abby's Book Corner, the children's library at Medical City Children's Hospital. It was especially significant because yesterday would have been Abby's 3rd Birthday. We had a great turnout and the story ran on all four local news stations. We would like to thank everyone who contributed books or monetary donations to help turn this goal into a reality. It is the perfect tribute to our beautiful daughter, Abigail. We look forward to additional book drives and events to keep the shelves stocked.

We are also happy to be expanding Abby's Book Corner by making book donations to other hospitals that have a need. We still need your support! Please visit our website to learn how to donate. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Watch CBS 11 News 10pm on Monday 3/29

Stuart Boslow, the special projects producer at CBS 11 in Dallas, interviewed Will and I about Abby's Book Corner. The story will air on Monday, March 29th at the 10pm newscast. Be sure to tune in!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

San Antonio Book Drop-Off a Success!

Abby's Book Corner has come to San Antonio! On March 15th, we dropped off 1,447 books, DVDs, crayons, and coloring books to Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas. The books were collected from groups such as BMPR, Adventure Club, Girl Scout Troop 2583 at St. Gregory The Great, and from many extended friends and family. We are looking forward to the next book drive at Providence High School in April.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Library Dedication Date Set!-4/9/10

Save the Date: Please join us on April 9, 2010, for the Grand Opening of Abby's Book Corner at Medical City Children's Hospital. Building D, 6th Floor at 10am.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Stamp the Book Party for Abby's Book Corner

We would like to send out a big thank you to Celina and Vicki at the Purple Cow for hosting a Stamp the Book Party for Abby's Book Corner. Also, our thanks goes out to the National Charity League of Richardson for assisting us in labeling the books. Of course we could not do any of this without the support of our family.

To see the slideshow, please click here.