Book & Toy Swap, Annapolis, MD

On Sunday, February 13th from 1:00-3:00 PM, Balanced Life Skills will be hosting a FREE “Book and Toy Swap” at the studio – open to the public.  The idea is to GIVE books and toys your family no longer uses, and TAKE books and toys your family is interested in – for free.

The Book and Toy Swap not only helps the environment by reducing the number of items that might otherwise end up in landfills, but also benefits local charities.  At the end of the event, all unclaimed items will be donated for charitable purposes – one of which is the “Prize Project” at John Hopkins Hospital, where children recovering from surgery are given “prizes” to make them more comfortable and to aid them in the recovery process (more on this community service project to come!).

book swap flier Please feel free to print and distribute as many as you wish or circulate it through your email contacts.  Also, please consider advertising this event at your child(ren)’s school(s).

If you have any questions, you are welcomed to contact BLS directly, or call the number on the flier.

As always, thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Gift Wrapping is this evening

Today we are making last minute preparations for the gift wrapping of gifts for the foster children of Anne Arundel County this evening. Ms. Adrian has separated the gift cards into categories, gotten the list of children put into order, and is ready to put that part of the program together. The students of Indian Creek School are ready to come and gift wrap the toys and clothes for the younger children.

To make it a bit more festive, we have cookies and hot chocolate for all the families wrapping this evening. It is going to be a wonderful evening and we have a lot of families and individuals to thank for the time, effort and money contributed to making the holiday the best it can be for the foster children of Anne Arundel County.