Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Altrusa Book Donation

(From left to right): Becky Aguilar, service chairman of Altrusa, Kristi Ayers, RN, Jill Hunt, of Kidoodles Toyzone, Anne Wingfield, RN, Season Smith, RN, and Martha Aughe, president of Altrusa hold books that will be donated to new parents.

New parents at Norman Regional's HealthPlex will be leaving the hospital with more than a new baby. They will also receive a brand new book, thanks to a donation from Altrusa International, a women’s service organization, and Kidoodles Toy Zone, 425 W. Main in Norman.

More than 250 books were donated to the hospital by the Norman chapter of Altrusa and Kidoodles through the 'Books for Babies' program. The book is "Who Loves You, Baby," by Nina Laden.

Altrusa was the first volunteer service group to adopt literacy as a focus in 1977. The two organizations have partnered to donate books to Norman Regional and its new parents for the past 12 years. Nurses in the HealthPlex’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit gratefully accepted the books on and will pass them out to new parents.

Altrusa raises money for program like Books for Babies through fundraisers including their annual pecan sales. If you are interested in purchasing pecans, please email Altrusa President Martha Aughe at mmanners4u@peoplepc.com.