Maria's Bookshop and the Family Center of Durango will team up again for the third annual "Families Helping Families"
holiday book drive.
The event, which will run from Monday through Dec. 15, benefits the children of families who participate in the
Family Center's Family Development Program.
When community members visit Maria's Bookshop during the drive, they will be invited to select a card on the book
drive "tree." Each card will feature information about a local child served by the Family Development Program.
Booksellers will be on hand to provide guidance and ideas to help people find the perfect book for that child, and
Maria's will offer a discount on the book drive purchase.
The books will be presented to the kids at the "December Delights" holiday party at The Family Center from 10:30 a.m.
to noon Dec. 16.
The Family Development Program is designed to give families an opportunity to work closely with an advocate to set
goals and secure resources. Advocates help families create a Family Development Plan, help the families achieve their
identified goals and provide information about family enrichment activities and financial assistance.
For more information about the book drive, call 247-1438 or visit "http://www.mariasbookshop.%20com.%20">www.mariasbookshop.com