FESTIVAL OF TREES AND LIGHTS
Thank you for helping us put books in the hands of every patient at Blank Children’s
¨ We accept donations of NEW, developmentally and culturally appropriate books.
¨ The primary need is for books for children from toddlers to middle school, although
books for older children are also needed.
¨ Please, no books about sensitive issues like divorce, abuse or death.
¨ Deliver the books to the dock at Capital Square on 5th Street between Walnut and
Locust Street in downtown Des Moines during business hours October 1-24.
Books must be received by October 24st to receive recognition during Festival and be
included in the Book Tree.
If you have questions, please call the Festival Office at 241-6494.
can become a part of
that can happen to
of the more than 10,000 children
Blank Children’s Hospital serves every year!
The Festival of Trees and Lights is seeking
books for children who are patients at
Blank Children’s Hospital. Child Life
Specialists help young patients pass the
time by reading to them. In addition each
child chooses a book to take home and
Groups who donate at the 100 or more books will receive special recognition on
signage next to the Book Tree at the event.
Plan to attend the Festival of Trees and Lights, November 26-30, 2008, at the Polk
County Complex on 5th & Grand in Des Moines to see the 18 foot Book Tree!