Minneapolis, MN, February 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Capstone, the leading publisher of children’s books in the U.S. education market, is donating more than 3,400 bilingual books to Doctors for Orphans, a nonprofit organization delivering aid to orphaned children in Latin America through health, education, and literacy initiatives.
“Through the generosity of companies like Capstone, we can reach many more deserving impoverished children,” said Alexandra Morgan, Director of Doctors for Orphans. “The donation will be part of the first on-site library attached to a medical clinic in Mexico. The clinic is at a dump site where 20,000 people live in makeshift shelters and huts, 40 percent of which are children. Capstone’s donation will also be included in a collection of children's books for libraries in poor areas and orphanages in Guatemala, and in remote difficult regions of Peru.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Doctors for Orphans to deliver much needed reading materials to children in need,” said Lisa Hanson, Director of Human Resources at Capstone. “It’s an honor to work with another organization who realizes the power of literacy education and its impact on children’s lives. Literacy provides hope and a way out of poverty, and we’re proud to be a part of that.”
Capstone has a rich history of philanthropy in local communities and those abroad. In 2009 alone, the company supported more than 250 organizations’ initiatives through book donations, sponsorships, and employee volunteer time.
Capstone is the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, Capstone Digital, and Heinemann-Raintree. Visit us at www.CapstonePub.com.
About Doctors for Orphans
Since 1999, formed as a 501(c) 3 IRS not for profit charity, Doctors for Orphans (DFO) works with foreign governments, international public health organizations, health ministries, cross border health agencies, and collaborates with professionals and other non-governmental organizations. Doctors for Orphans (DFO) targets the documented needs of impoverished, orphaned children and their communities in resource-limited regions. Visit us at www.doctorsfororphans.org.