Santa Claus is coming to town. On December 21, Blick Law Firm will partner with Gracepoint The Source for Wellness, a nonprofit organization, for the 500 Books N Bags program which provides books to underprivileged children who are in need.
Blick Law Firm is helping Gracepoint collect books from the local community; and as an added incentive, those who show their support will receive free photos with Santa Claus.
Anyone who brings an approved book into Blick Law Firm between 12:00p.m.-4:00p.m. on Dec. 21 will get his or her picture taken with Santa and receive a light lunch.
The event will be at 4351 Gunn Highway in Tampa and it will be from noon to 4 p.m.
All books brought in must be chosen from the approved reading list indicated below. The following books are approved:
Wild Things by Clay Carmichael
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-galbis
Hide and Seek by Katy Grant
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods
The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Matched by Ally Condie
Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
I will Save You by Matt de la Pena
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Blank Confession by Pete Hautman
The Queen of Water (Mature Reader) by Laura Resau
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herback
Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Recovery Road by Nelson Blake
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
The Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
To ensure that certain books aren’t purchased substantially more than others, Gracepoint has created an online wish list at www.tinyurl.com/gracepointbooksnbags.
Blick Law Firm will also provide a way for those unable to purchase a reading book beforehand to do so at the event, by computer.
"We are a Christian firm so we really think it's important to give back to those less fortunate than us, especially around the holidays," said Michael Blickensderfer, owner of Blick Law Firm.
For any questions about the event follow Blick Law Firm on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/blicklawfirm or call 813-931-0840.