You are invited to join us at the Plaza Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, for the 30th Annual Polar Express Pajama Party.
Swope Health Services providers and associates will take part in the out-loud reading of The Polar Express at this free event. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to the event and enjoy cookies, drinks and giveaways.
This is just one part of a season-long partnership between SHS and the Plaza Barnes & Noble Bookstore, noted bookstore manager Heidi Boehm.
SHS has been designated as the recipient for the annual Plaza Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive.
Through January 1, 2016, customers at the Plaza bookseller will be invited to purchase books and donate them to children served by SHS. Customers select their own childhood favorites or choose from SHS-recommended titles.
“We are showing our commitment to childhood literacy and enlisting SHS to help us get books in the hands of kids,” Boehm said. “In this season of giving, we invite the entire community to give children the gift of a book.”
The annual Holiday Book Drive typically produces a donation of about 2,000 books.
SHS associates will also donate their time to the Plaza Barnes & Noble Bookstore’s annual gift-wrapping station during the Polar Express Pajama Party.
“We thank the Plaza Barnes & Noble for this great partnership,” said Michelle Keller, Vice President of Patient Services. “We know that books have the power to change lives. This is a way the entire community can help us make a difference and support children in this holiday season.”
The Plaza Barnes & Noble Bookstore is located at 420 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112, on the Country Club Plaza. Free parking is available in garages near the store. Questions? Leave a comment below.