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Macy’s Grant Funds Books for F.C.-McLean Children’s Center

New Dominion Women’s Club volunteers Susan Adlam (center) and Bev Brown read books to a classroom of students at the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center on Nov. 16. The group sought funding to provide children with free books, and stopped by the local preschool to let kids pick a book to take home with them. (Photo: Courtesy Katie Sivinski)

Preschool–age children who attend the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center chose a book to take home and keep when the New Dominion Women’s Club of McLean distributed books at the school earlier this month.

The free books were made possible by the Reading is Fundamental program with a grant from Macy’s Be Book Smart campaign.

Christy Murray, a member of New Dominion Women’s Club, is the club Reading is Fundamental liaison to the Children’s Center. NDWC sought and received the Macy’s grant of $25,500 to purchase books for the Children’s Center and 11 others of the 55 RIF programs throughout Northern Virginia that the group supports each year by offering free books for children to take home.