The Greater Richmond ARC's annual holiday party for children with special needs was one for the books, literally.
Held on December 7, 2010 at Trinity United Methodist Church, ARC called on Richmonders to donate new books for children with special needs ages 1-10 through venues including bbgb tales for kids at 3100 Kensington Avenue and at The Greater Richmond ARC at Saunders Avenue.
While the original goal was 125 books, more than 200 were collected, including 61 from The Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. bbgb also plans to donate $108, which is 15% of the total ARC-related purchases made at the store.
Lisa Cox, head of ARC's Infant and Child Development Services program, said, "We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our fellow Richmonders, including ARC employees, who donated more than 30 books themselves," she said. "Books are long lasting and meaningful gifts and reading to a child is a great way to celebrate the holiday season."