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Submitted by Nancy S. Heck,  City of Carmel, Director of Community Relations and Economic Development, (317) 571-2494, Carmel, IN 

The Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites along with Liberty Mutual Insurance announce a children’s book drive starting November 4, 2019 to support the Child Life Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North.

In helping reach children with the gift of books, the Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and Liberty Mutual have set a goal of 300 new books donated.

The Child Life Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital, led by the Child Life Specialists, seeks to minimize the stress and anxiety children often experience in the hospital setting.

Child Life Specialists serve all pediatric patients and work with caregivers to identify patients who could especially use their services. Child Life Specialists serve many departments within the hospital including inpatient pediatrics, pediatric intensive care unit, hematology and oncology, emergency department, and more.

The Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Carmel, in partnership with Liberty Mutual, will be collecting books starting Friday, November 4 through December 13.

Stop by the lobbies of either hotel, or in the main entrance of the Liberty Mutual Office on Meridian Street to drop off donations. Boxes designated for drop-offs are in each location, clearly marked for donors.

IU Health has requested that donated hard page books be purchased new for the hospital units. Taking into consideration the various needs of patients and their families, the hospital has stated that newly purchased, hard page books are best to ensure the safety of the children receiving the donated books. Used book donations will also be accepted and earmarked for donation to a local school in partnership with the hotels and Liberty Mutual.

In addition to drop-off locations, newly purchased, hard page donated books can be shipped to any of the addresses below with attention to Chandlar Anderson or Renee Knox.

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Residence Inn Indianapolis Carmel
11895 N Meridian St.
Carmel IN 46032
Main Lobby

Spring Hill Suites Indianapolis Carmel
11855 N Meridian St.
Carmel IN 46032
Main Lobby

Liberty Mutual Insurance
11611 N Meridian St
Carmel IN 46032
Suite 105 or Main Lobby