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The Andrea's Angels program is a gently-used book drive named in loving memory of a local student who volunteered for children's literacy programs

In 1998 Andrea Racibozynski died tragically during her freshman year at college.  Andrea was considering a career in teaching and took the future teacher's course her senior year at Naperville Central High School.  Through the Naperville REACH program she became involved with a local elementary school in Aurora where she donated her time and became a pen pal to the children and helped organize an annual Christmas party for the kids.

Andrea and her sister Christina both love to read.  Ever since they were little, one of their favorite outings was to Anderson's Bookshop to pick out a new book; it remained a favorite thing to do on into adulthood.  Reading was always an important part of their lives.

Since 1999 Anderson's has been helping to continue the spirit of Andrea's work and love of books.  By coordinating the collection of over 25,000 books, the Andrea's Angels program has been able to place books with hundreds of children who have never known the  joy of owning a book.

Scouting groups, individual classrooms and entire schools have contributed by organizing book drives and helping with distribution.  Book collection boxes have been placed in both of Anderson's stores as well as participating classrooms and schools.

Anderson's offers a 10% discount on books purchased in our stores for this program, 20% for not-for-profit organizations.  If you would like to participate in this important project, please contact Barb at the Naperville store at 630.355.2665.