The A Book of My Own Committee ended the 2017-2018 League-year strong, distributing over 14,705 books to children in the Omaha community. The committee collected over 6,484 donated books, purchased over 9,514 books, and sorted over 13,313 books.
After nearly seven years of facilitating A Book of My Own, Junior League of Omaha has announced that it is in the process of launching the program into the community, with May 2019 being the date that the project will no longer be sponsored by the Junior League of Omaha. So that the mission of the project may continue beyond May 2019, the League is currently in search of a partner agency that the League can begin transitioning the project to starting with the 2018-2019 League year.
The League is hopeful a partner will be identified and the important work that the project accomplishes will continue for years to come. “ABOMO is continually making an impact to childhood literacy in our community.” said Liz Akert, this year’s chair of ABOMO. “We look forward to identifying a partner to continue the impact we have made over the past seven years.”
Since its inception in 2011, Junior League of Omaha’s A Book of My Own project has distributed more than 100,000 books to children in the Omaha community who may not have age-appropriate books at home.
For more information, please feel free to reach out to ABOMO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Catherine Harrington, Katie Anderson, Meghan Felton, Clare Jackman, Liz Akert, Miranda Griffiths