“Reading opens worlds of opportunities for children throughout their academic and personal lives. I am thrilled to be a part of this campaign, which will help to spread the love of reading to kids, many of whom have never had a book of their own or access to proper eye care, potentially hindering their reading skills.” ~Jennifer Frances, founder of Bess the Book Bus.
How the Book Drive works:
If Atlanta collects the most books Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will receive an additional 100 free eye exams (and glasses with Transitions lenses), as well as a special visit from Bess the Book Bus and the VSP/Transitions Optical Mobile Eyes clinic nicknamed Eyenstein.
Ready to participate? Heres how:
The book drive will be from July 17-August 22.
Metro Atlanta residents will be able to donate their new (for the safety of patients) books at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care Centers listed below. Hours of operation for the centers are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9a.m. to 9p.m. on weekends.
Children's at Mount Zion (through Friday 27th and Hudson Bridge location opens August 1)
Attn: Lisa Gaither2201 Mount Zion Pkwy
Children's at Satellite Boulevard
Attn: Katina Artis
2660 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30096-5803
Children's at Town Center
Attn: Dana Hunter Tatum
2985 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144-6812
Children's at Forsyth
Attn: Roshonda Gideon
410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041-7407
If you live outside of these areas, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.Facebook.com/VSPVisionCare" www.Facebook.com/VSPVisionCare, select the Book Drive Tab and make a “promise” to protect your eyes. For every promise received, Transitions Optical will donate one free book to Bess the Book Bus.
To donate a book, visit the Book Drive Tab at www.Facebook.com/VSPVisionCare.