May 17th Meeting

Laundromat Project

with speaker Dr. Christine Ganis, President

Southern Pines/Sandhill Branch

Laundromats can be boring places for kids, except in Moore County since 2014. The Southern Pines/Sandhills Branch of AAUW, advocated for early literacy by providing over 4,000 books in three locations, including two laundromats. Branch President, Dr. Christine Ganis, a psychologist, saw an opportunity in a local laundromat when children had nothing to do. What they did do was whine to their caretakers that they were bored, and push each other in carts, to the annoyance of patrons. Ganis reasoned, “If these kids had age-appropriate books to read, and could even keep them if they liked the subject, all the better.” So the branch embarked on a pilot project, using consignment books and small donations to fuel their efforts. Dr. Ganis will share her story with us and give us some food for good fodder as we continue to empower the young adults in our community.

Come & bring a friend to the meeting of your Raleigh-Wake Branch:
Where:  The Junior League Center for Community Leadership
               711 Hillsborough St, Raleigh 27603
When:     Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016
               5:15 – Hospitality  ~~  5:30  -Program
The Center for Community Leadership is in the Junior League of Raleigh building. There is parking behind the building — enter from St. Mary’s St.