As part of our commitment to social responsibility, The Land of Nod partners with numerous organizations, charitable partners & philanthropic events. You may be familiar with our “Van for a Van” program, where 100% of the purchase price of this toy van will be donated to help buy a real van for an afterschool youth program we partner with located in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
A few months ago, we also joined forces as a proud sponsor of a non-profit organization, Milk + Bookies. Milk + Bookies is a nationwide charitable organization that promotes literacy and is dedicated to providing books to children who don’t have access to books of their own. We’ve hosted in-store events that encouraged children to stop by with a new or gently-used book to donate to kids in Chicago. A few weekends ago we were lucky enough to attend Milk + Bookies annual Story Time Celebration fundraiser in Los Angeles. The Story Time Celebration was filled with arts & crafts, delicious snacks and a celebrity story time.
We donated product to the story time stage and break room as well as handed out goodies from our traveling Nod Tour Bus. We had an absolute blast listening to storytime from the likes of Max Greenfield, Jenna Elfman, Julie Bowen, Jerry Ferrara and more.
We encourage you to learn more & get involved in the Milk + Bookies mission. Details here —> Host your own Book-Raiser.
By Katie Harrington – In addition to being the mom to heart-throb toddler, Gavin, Katie’s in charge of all things social media and PR at Nod. She’s exceedingly energetic, which is good since, like the rest of us, she’s just trying to figure out how to be an incredible mom, while working and still having a blast being young herself! (BTW, we think she’s nailing it, but she’d probably disagree…darn mommy guilt.)