Come into one of our branches and donate a new or like-new children’s book, for Reach Out & Read. You will receive a raffle ticket for each book you donate. At the end of the program we will hold a drawing and you will be eligible to win one of 7 prizes. We will have a drawing to select our two grand prize winners of a gardening wagon and our five runner-ups who will win a cooler. Thank you for your participation in this wonderful program.
This summer CapEd is partnering with “Reach Out and Read”, which is a national program. Saint Alphonsus Hospital and Credit Union have been doing the program for about 10 years and, again this year, have asked the credit unions in the Capitol and Southwest Chapters of the Idaho CU League to help them gather the books.
St. Al’s will distribute the books to doctor’s offices in the Treasure Valley, that treat children i.e. family doctors, pediatricians, etc. When parents bring their children in for their well-baby check-ups, the doctors will give the families an age-appropriate book to read to their children. This is a nationwide effort to encourage parents to read to their children beginning at birth or even before. Learn more about “Reach Out and Read”.