Sheraton Steamboat Resort helps create children’s library
January 18, 2012
Steamboat Springs — The Sheraton Steamboat Resort donated more than 600 children's books and $650 for furniture to create Eliza's Library at Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, according to a press release.
"We are beyond thrilled that the children visiting our shelter can now enjoy the magic of reading in this welcoming, peaceful library," Director of Advocates Diane Moore said in the release.
Advocates assists victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and their family members through crisis services, counseling, advocacy and community education.
The library was created as part of the Eliza's Wish foundation, which was started by the family of Eliza Williams, a 6-year-old Utah girl suffering from metachromatic leukodystrophy, a genetic degeneration of the white matter of the brain. Eliza's Wish encourages people and groups to create children's libraries as a way to honor Eliza, help other children develop a love for reading and spread awareness about her disease.
The Sheraton is continuing to accept books for Eliza's Library, with donation boxes located throughout the hotel.
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Find more information about Eliza's Wish at http://www.elizaswish.org.