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Capstone Donates Over 10,000 Books for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

January 8, 2013 11:20 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 8, 2013 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, is pleased to announce a donation of 10,366 books to Operation: BuddyPack, an initiative of The Heart of America Foundation which delivers books and supplies to children affected by disasters.

Operation: BuddyPack distributed the donated books last month to schools and communities in New Jersey and New York affected by Hurricane Sandy. The initiative delivered more than 18 tons of BuddyPacks, new backpacks full of toiletries, books, and other essential supplies, to the superstorm's youngest victims.

"There is so much work yet to be done in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, efforts like Operation: BuddyPack are giving hope and changing lives, one backpack at a time. Capstone is grateful to be able to partner with this important initiative and help give back to these communities in need," said Lisa Hanson, Capstone Director of Corporate Giving.

Capstone has a rich history of philanthropy in local communities and those abroad. In 2012, the company supported more than 250 organizations' initiatives across the globe through book donations, sponsorships, scholarships and employee volunteer time.


About Heart of America Foundation

The Heart of America Foundation works directly with impacted school districts and schools to get greatly-needed supplies and books into the hands of children. The organization also donates additional books to help replenish school libraries in affected areas. In 2005, The Heart of America Foundation launched the hurricane relief effort Operation: BuddyPack and mobilized volunteers to deliver 40 tons of books, supplies and BuddyPacks directly into the hands of Hurricane Katrina's youngest victims in the Gulf Coast areas within six weeks. Visit for more information.

About Capstone

Capstone is a leading publisher of children's books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone's content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. Imprints under Capstone include Capstone Press, Stone Arch Books, Picture Window Books, Heinemann Raintree and Compass Point Books. For more information, visit