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2015 National Barbie® Doll
Collectors Convention!

To be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
July 29 - August 1, 2015

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THE READING CONNECTION

Benefactor of the Dream Dolls Silent Auction

Supporting our community starts with the children. Improving the chances of success for children in crisis starts with reading. A love of reading can make all the difference between academic success or failure.

The Reading ConnectionResearch has shown that reading aloud to children "is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading." (from Becoming a Nation of Readers, 1985)

For over 20 years, The Reading Connection (TRC) has been reading with kids who have no one else to read to them and giving books to kids who had none.

Our Mission

The Reading Connection is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create and sustain literacy-rich environments and motivation for reading. This mission is accomplished by:

- Volunteers who read aloud to children at shelters and community centers,
- Donations that provide children with free, new books to keep,
- Workshops that help parents encourage reading and literacy development and
- Training for family support workers who promote the importance of reading.

www.thereadingconnection.org

 

Special Olympics

Benefactor of the Live Auction

The Spirit of Special Olympics: Skill, Courage, Sharing and Joy Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place – one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

Mission

special olympics virginia logoTo provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Goal

To help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.

www.novasova.org

 
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