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January 28, 2009 > New Books Brighten Kid's Corner

New Books Brighten Kid's Corner

Submitted By Regina Hayes

Chances are pretty good that the children's books you find in a doctor's office are worn and outdated. But not at Tri-City Health Center in Fremont, where a donation from Borders Books and Music at Union Landing, Union City, has made a big difference in the lobby and pediatric exam rooms!

Tri-City Health Center received over 250 books including toddler picture books, easy-reader short books and full story themes appropriate for faster readers and teens. "Bright picture books in the exam rooms work wonders to quiet down crying babies and teary toddlers" said Dr. Mogri, Assistant Medical Director. "Children naturally gravitate to books, and we are delighted to offer new and exciting reading materials at the clinic". The clinic has three offices in Fremont, and the books will be distributed to each site.

Throughout the year the leadership team at Borders Books and Music in Union Landing reviews local non-profit organizations and selects one for each of their community book drives, held in the Spring, Fall, and Winter. "Conducting book drives is part of our company core values. We have always supported education, and take pride in giving back to the community" said Andy Helbling, General Manager. "We learned about Tri-City Health Center from one of our Sales Managers, and were impressed with the level of healthcare services offered to low-income and uninsured families in the community. We were happy to select Tri-City Health Center for our 2008 Holiday Book Drive program."

Tri-City Health Center, a non-profit community-based health clinic in Fremont, provides a wide spectrum of educational healthcare and social services to everyone, without regard to financial position, ethnicity language, culture sexual orientation or any other criteria. For over thirty-five years, TCHC has provided quality health care services to the underserved in Southern Alameda County. Last year alone, TCHC provided services for over 19,000 patients with more than 70,000 yearly visits. 77% of patients are below the poverty level, and 67% of patients who visit the clinic are uninsured. For more information: Tri-City Health Center 39500 Liberty Street Fremont. (510) 770-8040. Visit our web site:

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