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Greater Springfield Chamber Members Collect Books for Area Kids

Area businesses will be accepting donations of new and gently-used children's books through April 6.

The Greater Springfield Chamber’s Community Affairs Committee will host a Children’s Book Drive February 13 through April 6. Children’s books, for readers up to grade 6, will be collected at Chamber events and at area businesses for distribution to local elementary age students this spring.

“Every child should have books they call their own,” said Karen Brown, coordinator of the Chamber’s book drive. “I know our business community is ready to help.”

New and gently-used children’s books may be dropped off at participating locations through April 6. Chamber volunteers will pick-up collected books as donation boxes fill, and prepare them for distribution to young residents in the Greater Springfield community.

Book Drive hosts include:

Accelerated Physical Therapy
ACE Plum Center
American Legion Post 176
Austin Grill - West Springfield
CALIBRE
Colonial Animal Hospital
Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria

Franconia Gulf
Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Dept & VFW Post 7327 BINGO Nights
Hard Times Café - Springfield Plaza
Housing & Community Services of Northern Virginia
Interstate Worldwide Relocation
MaidPro of Alexandria
Metro Run & Walk
NOVA Pediatrics
NVCC Medical Education Campus

Office of Supervisor Jeff McKay – Franconia Governmental Center
Springfield/South County Youth Club
Union First Market Bank – Burke, Central Springfield & West Springfield

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring companies together to benefit the entire community by promoting and developing business opportunities in the Greater Springfield area, including Burke, Kingstowne, Lorton and Fairfax Station.

Founded in 1957, the Chamber formulates and advocates positions critical to business, keeps members apprised of current community issues, and provides numerous networking and education opportunities.

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