Village Books and Paper Dreams is proud to Round It Up, our amazingly simple giving program created to support local nonprofits! Each season, we'll feature a different nonprofit partner that will benefit when you choose to Round It Up, increasing your purchase to the nearest dollar. The non-profit will receive the Round It Up difference. Your change can really make a change!
To participate: As you pay for your purchase, just tell your Village Books or Paper Dreams sales associate that you'd like to Round It Up for local nonprofits, and we'll take it from there!
Our current featured nonprofit is Lydia Place!
Lydia Place was established in 1989 by a task force of women who saw a need for a safe housing for women experiencing homelessness. The goal of the Transitional Housing Program (now called the Gladstone House) was to assist women in becoming self-sufficient and to offer a safe haven to families experiencing homelessness. With the help of many, the Transitional Housing Program facility was purchased and the first family moved in October 1989.
Today, Lydia Place has grown from an eight-bedroom single-family home to a full-service organization, one that now supports women, men, and families of all sizes and compositions. Today they serve over 150 families at a time, providing in-home parenting support, in-home mental health counseling, intensive case management, community building activities, and connections with a wide array of local partners. We have grown to embody the spirit of a healthy community, where every individual, family and child has the opportunity to thrive.
Please join us in celebrating Lydia Place and Round It Up today!