Guelph's 'Book Angel' has returned to help make GuelphToday's Books for Kids campaign in support of the Salvation Army a success.
The campaign collects donated new books, including at the Guelph Storm game on Sunday, Nov. 28, which are then distributed through the Salvation Army’s hamper program.
On Sunday, those attending the game between the Guelph Storm and Erie Otters are asked to bring their books to be donated to the Sleeman Centre to be collected by volunteers at the rink.
In previous years prior to COVID the program saw over 500 books donated at the Storm game.
The anonymous donor buys $6,000 worth of books at The Bookshelf to be distributed though the hamper program. The Bookshelf discounts the purchase so that even more books can be donated.
The Bookshelf staff assists the Book Angel in selecting books for the donation, which include picture books, board books, young adult and chapter books, among others.