Karen Farrand, left, and Lynn Smithwick pose with books donated to Gerard Academy’s Cherbourg unit. -- Photo provided
Karen Farrand, left, and Lynn Smithwick pose with books donated to Gerard Academy’s Cherbourg unit. -- Photo provided

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Gerard Academy receives books

Published 10:59am Friday, July 25, 2014

Karen Farrand, on behalf of the Austin Philanthropic Educational Organization group, donated more than 50 books to Gerard Academy’s Cherbourg unit. The unit is home to girls ages 12 to 14, and their theme is “women heroes.”

“After speaking with my chapter about Lynn’s request the ladies in my chapter felt that providing a small library of books would provide an educational opportunity for these girls,” Farrand said in a press release.

Lynn Smithwick, the clinical supervisor for the unit, is incredibly excited about the donation.

“This is a great start to our library,” Smithwick said.

She incorporates the books in group activities with the girls.


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