Support a "BOOKRAISING" EVENT FOR:
PROJECT: CAMERON'S STORY
February 16-20, 2017
EVENT DETAILS
We, here at Project Cameron's Story, are excited to announce
our bookraising event for 2017!!!  Participating bookstores
will offer various promotions either to the foundation or to
customers as an incentive to donate a book to the cause.  In
addition, we have 121 collection sites across New York state.  
These collection sites are local businesses, schools,
organizations etc.  who are committed to helping sick babies
bond with their families.  Click here to see a list of these
locations.   
Watch the Promotional Video.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
  Go to Northshire Bookstore (in Saratoga) between February 16th and February 20th.  Purchase a
book to donate to the cause.  Purchase and donate the book right at the register.  
Be sure to tell your
cashier that you are purchasing the book for Project: Cameron's Story
. ALSO - Be sure to ask a
cashier for a label to personalize your book.  This is VERY important!!!

  Go to Barnes and Noble bookstore in Saratoga on February 18th.  Purchase a book to donate to the
cause.  Purchase and donate the book right at the register.  Be sure to tell your cashier that you are
purchasing the book for Project: Cameron's Story or show
this voucher. ALSO - Be sure to ask a cashier
for a label to personalize your book.  This is VERY important!!!  

  Go to Barnes and Noble bookstore in Colonie on February 19th.  Purchase a book to donate to the
cause.   Purchase and donate the book right at the register.  Be sure to tell your cashier that you are
purchasing the book for Project: Cameron's Story or show
this voucher.  ALSO - Be sure to ask a cashier
for a label to personalize your book.  This is VERY important!!!  

  Share our poster with family, friends, coworkers, etc.  
Click here to get a copy of our poster.

  Barnes and Noble is also offering an, ONLINE FEATURE.  During the bookraising dates, you can
purchase your books online from 2/18  - 2/20.  Use your voucher and PCS will still receive credit for
your purchases!!!  Download your voucher
here.

Mailing Address:     Project: Cameron's Story
                      7 Faxon Street
                      Glens Falls, NY 12801

  Order your books online through Scholastic Books.  This is an inexpensive, easy way to support our
cause.  Order the books online and they will be delivered directly to us.  There is no shipping or
handling charges for you!  
Follow the directions posted on this link!

  We have 121 collection sites all across New York.  See the list of collection sites here.  Attention
interoffice collection sites - download the how-to video for middle schools, high schools, businesses and
organizations
here.   Download the how-to video for preschools and elementary schools here.  

Meet just some of the families who have received a book through Project: Cameron's Story.   

Participating Bookstores:
  • Northshire Bookstore  
*Click here for details about the events at the Saratoga location.
  • Barnes & Noble -> Saratoga & Colonie
*Click here for details about the events at the Saratoga location.
*Click here for details about the events at the Colonie location.
  •  Scholastic Book Event at Adirondack Sports Complex (The Dome) (Queensbury)         
*Click here for details about the events at this location


Guidelines for Books:
NEW BOOKS:  Due to the fact that the books will be delivered to babies in a sterile environment
(NICU), all books MUST be brand new with as little handling as possible.  For this reason, please no used
books - not even “gently used” ones.

RELIGIOUS BOOKS:  Due to the various religious beliefs of the families in the NICU, our
beneficiaries have asked that we avoid donating books that are overtly religious in nature.

TYPES OF BOOKS:  The suggestion is for the books to be “picture storybooks”.  It would be helpful if
the books were of medium to large size, with lots of pictures, and a long storyline (ie. lots of words!).  
The purpose is for the parents of the premature babies to have an opportunity to engage in an
experience that involves a 10-15 minute period of time involving storytelling and bonding with their
little one.  Lots of times we find that children’s books traditionally geared towards 4-7 year olds work
really well in these circumstances.  

Often, people will ask what Cameron’s favorite stories were.  We include them here to give others an
idea of the type of stories that might be appropriate.  There are MANY other titles you could choose.

o        Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
o        Stellaluna
o        Love You Forever
o        Where the Wild Things Are
o        Danny and The Dinosaur
o        The Giant Jam Sandwich
o        The Poky Little Puppy
o        The Little Engine that Could
o        The Gingerbread Man
o        Rainbow Fish
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a
clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it,
without knowing what's going to happen next." -- Gilda Radner
2/16/17 - Happy Birthday Cameron
a letter to our son