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Baltimore Rock 'n Read 2016

This was a free book distribution event we ran at the request of Governor Hogan's Office and with the assistance of Baltimore City Council in the summer of 2016.    

Westfield Wheaton Free Book Distribution - Winter 2017

Westfield Wheaton continues to be a champion for the community by distributing free books provided by Velocity of Books.  Author, Dr. Tomi reads to kids at Westfield Wheaton

Gift Ideas for Homeless People

Chase Partnership House Rockville, Maryland Pictured is a Chase Partnership House staff member holding a gift set.  Getty Images donated more than 200 photo book collections to Velocity of Books. Velocity of Books delivered many of those books to the Chase Partnership House, along with wrapping paper and tape. Residents will have the books and materials available to give as gifts to others. We brought enough copies, so that they will be able to keep one for their own on-site library.  The same library that Velocity of Books refreshed in 2016.

Free Books at WIC Program Wheaton Maryland

Velocity of Books now provides books for the community at the WIC office in Wheaton, Maryland     Jack and Julian Thompson, Co-founders of Velocity of Books delivered the first load of books to WIC Wheaton today. As they were visiting Westfield Wheaton to provide them with hundreds of free books to be be given out to the mall guests over the holidays, Jack and Julian stumbled upon the WIC office in the same building as Westfield management.   They offered the WIC office lovely, age appropriate books for their young guests.   It was a joyous occasion knowing that some of the poorest people in our community have access to free books to read to their children.  Together, we can shift the tides, empower others and have an impact on poverty.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Washington DC To The Rescue

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