Cindy Ogrin
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Are you done with the screens?

Join me and help me get quality childrens books in the hands of families across Illinois!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$1,099 towards $1,000

Help my team win!

Reach Out and Read provides books and training to doctors and clinics, especially in marginalized communities. Every time a child visits their doctor from 6 months to five years, they receive a brand new book. Our latest initiative is making sure that our books are diverse, so that children can see kids just like themselves in their favorite books.

I am partnering with a fantastic clinic, Downers Grove Pediatrics. If my team raises the most money, Downers Grove will win a $2,000 gift certificate from All About Books! If my team has the MOST DONORS, the clinic will get a $1,000 gift card. (If we don't win, don't worry, this clinic will still receive some books - we aren't heartless - but I really think we have a chance here!)

If you are anything like me, you are sick of screens - you are done with reading books online and BEYOND done with screen time. I'm sure many families feel the same and are craving some good, high-quality childrens books to hold, or chew, and interact with. Help me make sure we can give as many books as possible to kids across Illinois this summer.

A donation, in any amount, will help me get one step closer to winning!

Help Downer's Grove Pediatrics WIN - here is a little bit more about this amazing clinic from pediatrician Dr. John Cabana:

"Reach Out and Read has been a focus of Downers Grove Pediatrics for over 21 years (since 1999). My first exposure to ROR was during my residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn. I continued the program over the years because I saw how much it adds to the care of the children we serve. We have decorated the clinic with well known children reading classics. Our clinic logo features a book. We have hosted a US congressional representatives who read to the children in our waiting room. We hope to continue the ROR mission of making reading a part of child's healthy development."