MINI USA Employees Donate their Time to Support Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation and Paterson's School 21 Library
On Thursday, December 19th, 2012, 12 MINI USA employees from Woodcliff Lake donated their time to paint the library at School 21 in Paterson, NJ. This was part of an overall project by the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation to update School 21's library and donate a comic book library – Christopher's Comic Corner -- to the School library. In January, the Foundation will begin its fifth year of its flagship program, Christopher's Comic Book Inspirations comic book writing workshops with School 21 fifth graders. Benjamin Moore donated all of the paint.
"We are thrilled and excited about the MINI USA employees support and Benjamin Moore's donation as it will provide the School's 700 children with an inviting space to learn and to read, said Suzanne Andora Barron, Foundation president. After seeing the more colorful space, one staff member shared "the library has finally come alive for all of these beautiful children."
The Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation's mission is to honor the life of Christopher Barron who died in 2007 at the age of nine from leukemia and to instill his compassion and zest for life by providing children with unique opportunities to live life and pursue interests about which he was most passionate. The flagship program is inspired by Christopher who loved to create his own comics and even sold them on the front lawn.