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It’s Time to Order Your Trick-or-Treat Boxes! 
By Nancy Stewart (WNBA UN DPI/NGO Second Alternate)

The WNBA has a special partnership with UNICEF—the United Nations Children’s Fund. The WNBA has made it a priority to help this organization in its fundraising for the needs of children around the world. Our particular interest is in UNICEF’s Afghanistan Education Alliance—literacy advocacy of women and girls.

Each October, the WNBA participates in the TOT—Trick or Treat—campaign, which features the familiar little orange boxes. Chapters may order boxes and use them to collect funds. We have had some notable success, collecting over $500 for UNICEF at the National Reading Group Month Signature Event last year.
 

ToT Mailbox Please go now to www.unicefusa.org and order free boxes for your chapter. This is an easy and meaningful way to help fulfill the WNBA’s mission.

For any questions, please contact Nancy Stewart, Alternate UN Representative: nancy.stewart@ingramcontent.com.

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With the April 20th deadline fast approaching, we hope all you members have been thinking of nominations for this year’s WNBA Award. We’ve mentioned some previous winners, and now we want to tell you about them!

Kathi Kamen Goldmark is an author, president of Don’t Quit Your Day Job Records, and a former teacher. She is perhaps most famous for founding and performing with The Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band made of authors Mitch Albom, Amy Tan, Stephen King, and more. She won the WNBA Award in 2008. You can read more about her here.

Perri Klass is a pediatrician, writer, and professor. She is also the Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, which is a nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms across the nation. She won the WNBA Award in 2006. You can find out more information about her books here or read about her here.

Nancy Pearl is a former librarian and bookseller, and a current radio and television personality. She is well known for her book recommendations and speaks for her love of books across the country. She won the WNBA Award in 2004. You can read more about her here.

Remember, nomination forms can be downloaded here under the Members Only tab and emailed to nancy.stewart@ingramcontent.com.  Only members can fill out a nomination form, but anyone can be nominated – it doesn’t have to be a member!

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