Giving books for kids this holiday season is something the Island Real Estate team is passionate about. Read more about our initiative and join us in helping spread the importance of children’s literacy across Manatee County!
Giving Books for Kids this Holiday Season
We believe that giving back to our community is an important aspect of being a local industry leader. While we facilitate vacationers donating non-perishables to Roser Food Pantry year round, we wanted to do something special for the holiday.
This year we’re collecting new children’s and young adult books to be given to Manatee Adopt a Family. They are based out of Ellenton, Florida.
While Island Real Estate Owner Larry Chatt has already committed to purchase new books, we are still looking for more support! You can help us by giving new books of your choice, or with donating money to this great cause. Here’s what Island Real Estate Owner Larry Chatt has to say.
“I think the Island Real Estate children’s book initiative for the holidays is a fabulous idea. Reading provides basic development for all children and Manatee Adopt a Family is a wonderful cause. My wife Jennifer adoringly recalls her favorite book, “Tikki Tikki Tembo” by Mosel. We still have the book. Although a bit battered, each time she brings it out to read to our children I can see it floods her with fond memories. My hope and inspiration would be to have one of our donated books become a child’s favorite and better yet, be the cause towards a child’s development.
Carol Bernard the Island Real Estate Revenue Manager is leading the Team on our giving initiative. Here’s what she has to say.
“Gifting kids and young adults books gives them access to a world of information and discovery in a way nothing else can.”
During this holiday open your heart to giving. Stop by our office at 6101 Marina Drive, give us a call at 877-778-6066 or email us at MyVacation@IslandReal.com. Any little bit can make a difference to local children.