Books on Bases Brings Program to Camp Lejeune

June 17, 2012

Books on Bases Brings Program to Camp Lejeune

KPMG and Blue Star Families offer recordable story books to families of deployed service members on Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune, NC—Thanks to a donation by KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory firm, Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases Program recently provided recordable story books to the families of deploying service member on USMC Camp Lejeune. 

For many military families preparing for a loved one to deploy includes months of preplanning; taking family photos, writing letters, picking out books to read together or read and record, all great ways to bring comfort to the child of a deployed service member. 

“These books will allow families to continue to bond with their loved ones throughout their deployment. Nothing can replace the comfort a child feels when they hear their parent’s voice; having that parents voice at the push of a button as they follow along in a book provides a great opportunity for them to stay connected“ said Tricia Ross, Program Manager of Books on Bases.

About Books on Bases

The Books on Bases program works positively impact the lives of military children through the power of reading.  Blue Star Families continues its mission to promote literacy among military children by providing books to military children, military base libraries, Department of Defense Schools, military impacted public schools and community libraries.

About Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit http://www.bluestarfam.org and join Blue Star Families on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:

Stephanie Himel-Nelson

Stephanie@BlueStarFam.org

703-472-6292

 

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