Success Won’t Wait donates 200+ books to the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Family Resource Center

Erin Ryan, Community and Family Room Coordinator, for A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, is pictured here with just a few of the 200+ donated by Success Won't Wait.
Erin Ryan, Community and Family Room Coordinator, for A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, is pictured here with just a few of the 200+ books donated by Success Won’t Wait.

Almost six years ago to the day, Success Won’t Wait began an ongoing partnership with the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children when the hospital opened its Family Resource Center. Back in 2008, on National Make a Difference Day, we installed approximately 600 books at the Center. For weeks, volunteers had sorted through our collection of new and gently used books for the perfect additions to the space.

Since then, we have continued to stock new titles for parents who utilize the Center. And, this week, we added another 200 hardcover adult fiction and non fiction books to the total!

The Family Resource Center was designed for families of critically ill children and includes a relaxation spot, a kitchen, and even sleeping quarters. The library area offers families a much-needed respite from the stress and worry of having a hospitalized child.

About Success Won’t Wait

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a not for profit literacy program based in Wilmington, Delaware. The organization’s mission is to encourage reading, particularly by children.

Success Won’t Wait volunteers organize used book drives, calling on ordinary citizens to donate used books for redistribution in the community. To date, dozens of book drives have been held throughout the Mid-Atlantic at many different types of locations.

Since 2002, Success Won’t Wait has collected over 650,000 books, with approximately 40,000 of those currently awaiting distribution.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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