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Rebecca Morgan is the founder of Books for Treats, a non-profit that offers books, instead of candy, to children on Halloween. The response to Rebecca’s innocent idea has been amazing! Through her outreach, she has attracted a partnership with Barnes & Noble for 3 years in a row and her organization even appeared on a popular comic strip, Luann. Listen in to find out more about Rebecca’s work with Books for Treats.
Key Takeaways:[3:10] Why did Rebecca start Books for Treats? [6:20] How Rebecca gives children brain candy that lasts forever. [11:15] Find out how you can participate. [15:10] How Canadians can also participate! [15:55] It’s best to order sooner rather than later. It can sometimes take up to a month for the books to be delivered. [17:25] For $100, Rebecca can buy almost 200 books. [18:55] When people give books to children who do not have books at home, it increases the child’s success dramatically. [20:15] Rebecca talks about her cameo in a comic strip. [25:40] Can’t afford to give all your trick-or-treaters books? Then just start with a small amount. [27:35] Rebecca shares tips on how you can introduce Books for Treats into your community. [33:50] How Barnes & Noble is working with Rebecca. [37:45] Rebecca even contacted Michelle Obama. [40:20] Why choosing a random celebrity to support your cause will not work.
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