Welcome to Austin’s Book Club (ABC)
Mission: Austin’s Book Club is dedicated to providing parents and children at The Toledo Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with new children’s books for parents to read to their child and take home with them.
It is our goal for Austin’s legacy to continue on through the power of literature.We very much enjoyed reading to Austin during his 36 weeks in-utero and he made sure to let us know which books were his favorites (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom) with all of his punches and kicks during story time. This inspired us to create Austin’s Book Club (ABC). We want every parent to experience the joy of reading to their child because that is the most normal thing a parent can do at that time. Thanks to ABC, each of the 48 rooms in The Toledo Hospital NICU has books available for parents to read to their children. In addition, upon release from the hospital when children are well enough to go home, they will be able to take a book home with them. To continue our goal we need your help. Visit our “Donate” page to find out ways you can contribute.
Brittany & Heather with social worker Kim Folk-Axe after accepting “The Young Philanthropist of the Year Award” from Toledo ProMedica.