Do It Local Fundraising began two years ago, right here in Berks County, by Heather & Patrick Brady. With a mission to localize, modernize, and customize the old national coupon book fundraiser system, Do It Local also uses their platform to help the community connect with local charities.

Continuing their Member Missions program, Do It Local has recently launched a Childrens’ Book Share collaboration with Teachers in the Parks. Teachers in the Parks started here in Berks County by Exeter School District Elementary School Teacher Matthew Hathaway. TIPS offers students fun yet focused, quality but affordable, summer learning in math, math challenge, and reading. Experienced teachers designed this program to help students transition between grade levels.

To launch the program, Do It Local is asking the community to donate old or new Childrens’ Books to the following locations: Weaver’s Orchard in Mohnton, Thanx Hair Artistry in Exeter, So Good Soups in the Shillington Farmers Market and Fairgrounds Farmers Market, Skin Sanctuary Spa in West Lawn, Hay Creek Snack Shack in Birdsboro, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in Elverson Walmart.

Once the program begins, residents can pick up a free books at the locations above anytime throughout the summer. Inside each book you will see instructions to post a picture of the book in the Do It Local Facebook Group “Berks County Readers – FREE Books”. In the group, families can watch their favorite stories travel the county and spread smiles.

This program is a collaboration of Teachers in the Parks and Do It Local Fundraising. As a thank you for encouraging summer reading and donating books, each family will be given a Free Do It Local Fundraising mobile coupon app membership code to redeem online.

Save the date

Wednesday July 24th. Teachers in the Parks and Do It Local Fundraising will be at Weaver’s Orchard distributing free books to all children attending Story Time. Of course, children can help themselves to books any day at Weaver’s! Weaver’s Orchard’s is located at 40 Fruit Ln, Morgantown, Pennsylvania 19543. Read ‘N Pick Story Time is every Monday and Wednesday morning starting at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 AM.

For organizations looking to set up a collection of books to encourage summer reading, contact: heather@doitlocalfundraising.com.