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Santa's coming to Advocate Good Shepherd Dec. 4

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Santa's Coming to Town -- Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital partners with A to Z Literacy Movement

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is partnering with A to Z Literacy Movement to provide children's books to local schools.

Bring a new or gently used book and get your picture taken with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m.

Dec. 4 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington.

At 6:15 p.m., Santa arrives by Barrington Fire Truck. At 6:45 p.m., "Twas the Night before Christmas" will be read by a local firefighter. Photos, refreshments, story reading and holiday music

A to Z Literacy Movement partners with other nonprofit organizations to provide children's books, teacher professional development, assistance with teacher salaries, and school lunch costs.

They believe in promoting the love of literacy by enriching children's lives with literature early on in their schooling. A to Z Literacy Movement has shipped over 8,000 books to children in Zambia, Africa including: My Father's House Orphan Homes, Calvary School, Shine Reading Academy, Hope Comm. School, Chishiko Comm. School, and Mango Grove Comm. School.

They have also sent shipments of books to Peace Corps volunteers helping to get schools up and running in Africa and Dominican Republic

Donate Books

A to Z Literacy Movement accepts new or gently used children's books to help stock shelves at focus schools and orphan homes.

For more information about A to Z Literacy Movement, contact Mal Keenan at 815.382.5695