BeanTree Learning Families Donate Hundreds of Children’s Books to Area Literacy Groups
LEESBURG, Va., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 700 BeanTree Learning parents and children gathered for the 7th Annual BeanTree Learning Family Picnic at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The annual picnic provides food and fun for the families from both BeanTree Learning campuses in Ashburn and Westfields/Chantilly. More importantly, the exciting event makes a lasting difference in the lives of children throughout Loudoun County as families donated hundreds of children’s books as part of their 4th Annual “Love of Literacy” Campaign to benefit both the Loudoun Literacy Council and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.
More than 400 books were donated to the two organizations that work to provide books to families in need throughout the growing area. “While this is the fastest growing county in America and the wealthiest community in the country, most people would never know that we also have a critical need to support many children who, without our aid, would not have access to reading materials throughout their childhood,” explained Tanya Bittenbender, Executive Director of the Loudoun Literacy Council. “BeanTree’s annual ‘Love of Literacy’ Campaign makes a significant difference in the types of books we can provide the children in our area. The books BeanTree families contribute are consistently excellent and current day reading materials – our children are always thrilled to get a new book from BeanTree!” said Bittenbender.
Jennifer Bower, owner of BeanTree Learning, said the “Love of Literacy” Campaign is critical to the school’s mission to promote early literacy in children. “Reading is the core fundamental of learning and we want to support the efforts of both the Loudoun Literacy Council and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia in their efforts to foster the potential to read in every child in our area. Our families and children are always so generous in their contributions and we are thrilled to make a difference,” explained Bower.
Members of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia accepted book donations from the school’s children. Family Learning Program Specialist Carisa Pineda said the donations will brighten the faces of children receiving the books this year. “Thanks to the goodwill of the BeanTree families, we will provide something for children of all ages throughout Loudoun County. With books by Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, Jan Brett, and even Sandra Boynton’s board books for our toddlers, these donations will make a significant difference in many children’s lives,” said Pineda.
Since launching “Love of Literacy,” BeanTree Learning families have provided nearly 2,500 children’s books to worthwhile organizations throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County Child Find, Loudoun County Child Find, the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, and the Loudoun Literacy Council.
About BeanTree Learning
Founded in 2003, BeanTree Learning is a privately owned and operated Creative Campus for Children developed by Jennifer Bower. Offering private early childhood education and care to infants through Private Kindergarten, as well as Summer and Holiday Camps for children ages 6 through 12, BeanTree Learning is Northern Virginia’s premier private school for children. BeanTree Learning has two Virginia locations in Ashburn and Westfields/Chantilly. For more information, visit the campus website at www.beantreelearning.com.
SOURCE BeanTree Learning