Second Edition of the “Book Bank”

After the success of last year’s Book Bank project (almost 6,000 books were collected and donated to the Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer), the FSP publishing house of Italy has organized a second edition of this event, to be implemented in all the Province’s Book and Media Centers from 4-20 December 2015. Like last year, book center clients, collaborators and friends can purchase a book or books to be left with the sisters, who will then donate the titles to a worthy cause, which this year is theHospitality to Families Association. Again like last year, the Province’s book centers will donate to this Association an amount of books equal to the amount they have collected by the conclusion of this initiative.

The Hospitality to Families Association is made up of 3,000 families that offer both temporary and long-term refuge to people who need to be welcomed into a supportive family situation. The Association has regional branches throughout Italy and also in Argentina, Brazil, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

It is hoped that this initiative, which is one of many being carried out by our sisters to celebrate the Institute’s Centenary of foundation, will contribute to reinforcing the importance of the family as the basic cell of society and an essential cell of the ecclesial community.