Auburn – based Project NOVA was created to comfort kids by providing a literary escape from reality and through companionship with a pal.

Project NOVA’s ‘Badges & Books’ provides first responder vehicles with bags containing new chapter, activity, and picture books (some along with matching stuffed animals) that first responders can gift to a child in crisis.  The ‘Penny’s Pals’ program comforts kids struggling with medical crises and prolonged hospital stays by partnering them with pals who will provide them with interactive and engaging children’s books and serve as a companion for the duration of their hospital stay.

Please consider printing the flyer below, and bringing it with you Thursday to Papa Gino’s on Southbridge St. in Auburn. Grab dinner and head to Pappas for the free concert!