Observer collecting books for Reading Reindeer

The literacy program puts brand-new books into the hands of underserved children in West Orange County.

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Do you remember your favorite book as a child? Do you remember a loved one reading it to you night after night? There are children in West Orange County who don't have books to escape into or haven't had the opportunity to experience the thrill of opening a brand-new book.

The Observer Media Group’s Reading Reindeer literacy program, which started in 1997, is hoping to change this by collecting new books to be given to underserved children from birth to age 17 during the holidays.

Reach out to [email protected] for a drop off location near you. The deadline is Dec. 1. Checks payable to Reading Reindeer also can be mailed to Observer Media Group, 661 Garden Commerce Parkway, Suite 180, Winter Garden, Florida 34787.

The books will be given to Edgewood Children's Ranch, Eight Waves, Oakland Police Department, Matthew's Hope Firm Foundation, Christian Service Center, Community Health Centers, the Winter Garden Police Department's Holiday Gifts For Kids Program and the Ocoee Police Department's Holiday Toys for Kids in Need Program.


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