Germain of Columbus will partner with Reach Out and Read to accept book donations on behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital from April 1-30. Donations can be made at any of the five local Germain dealerships. (See locations below).
“We are so grateful to Germain of Columbus and the Reach Out and Read program for their generosity and enthusiasm,” said Jim Digan, president of the Nationwide Children’s Foundation. “As part of serving the integrative needs of our patients, Nationwide Children’s strives to promote and maintain each child’s developmental health as well, and this initiative is a great support to our mission and values.”
Additionally, for every vehicle sold, Germain of Columbus will donate $50 towards the purchase of books for patients at Nationwide Children’s.
“Germain of Columbus proudly supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” said Rick Germain, president of Germain of Columbus. “Providing additional support to the Reach Out and Read program is important to us because reading is the most essential building block for education, and we are glad to contribute resources that will help establish that foundation for families in need.”
New picture and board book donations are recommended for the infant and toddler age groups. Children’s books, up to a fifth-grade reading level, and chapter books for young adults, also are appropriate and should be in good condition and refrain from containing religious and/or sensitive topics.
To help kick-off the collaboration, Germain of Columbus employees and their families volunteered sorting books that will be provided to patients.
Germain of Columbus Dealership Locations
• Germain Ford (7250 Sawmill Rd.)
• Germain Lexus of Dublin (3885 W. Dublin Granville Rd.)
• Germain Nissan (4300 Morse Rd.)
• Germain Mazda (4330 Morse Rd.)
• Germain Lexus of Easton (4130 Morse Crossing)
About Germain of Columbus
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, for over 65 years, Germain of Columbus is one of the top privately held and well respected dealer groups. Germain of Columbus consists of 5 state of the art Sales and Service facilities in Central Ohio including Germain Lexus of Dublin, Germain Lexus of Easton, Germain Ford, Germain Mazda and Germain Nissan. Germain of Columbus offers a wide range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles, vehicle maintenance and repair services and vehicle parts. The family of great employees has helped Germain of Columbus grow and expand throughout the years by providing would class customer service over and over again. More information is available at GermainofColumbus.com
About Reach Out and Read at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Reach Out and Read prepares central Ohio’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be among the largest of more than 5,000 Reach Out and Read programs in the country. This pediatric literacy program encourages family literacy activities in the home prior to a child entering the school system. Focus is given to families living in poverty.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked 9th of only 12 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a medical staff of 1,100 and nearly 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org