SEEKING TEAM READERS AND SPEAKERS FOR EVENTS!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR?
AHHAH is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for our Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 events. Do you like event planning? How about people management? If this sounds like you, than give us a call! We are always accepting volunteer applications.
PULL STATION INSTALLATION AND UPKEEP
We are looking for people to help maintain our PULL Stations in the Coatesville and Kennett Square area. If you're interested in helping us take care of a PULL Station, or you'd like to build one for your town, please let us know via the form below!
MEET OUR P.U.L.L Directors & Curators!
Erin Berg grew up in Chester County, studied anthropology and art history at West Chester University, and currently resides in Coatesville. Erin's interests include collaborative art in a variety of digital and traditional media, and outdoor activities such as trail running, hiking, and gardening. Erin acts as the Director and Curator of Coatesville P.U.L.L. Stations.
Kimberly is a Pediatric Physician Assistant born and raised in the Sunshine State. Kimberly has made her home in Chester County after finishing graduate school at Arcadia University, and she enjoys getting to experience all the wonderful parks, museums, and bookstores that her new home has to offer. A dedication to promoting the health and emotional well-being of children is what led Kimberly into a career in pediatrics. Working as a PULL Director has given Kimberly the opportunity to combine two of her greatest passions: promoting literacy and supporting children. Kimberly has had a lifelong love of books that was sparked by her mother and grandmother, both of whom worked as teachers and are avid readers. Some of her favorite books as a child included Junie B. Jones, Magic Treehouse, Gregor the Overlander, and The Giving Tree. Kimberly is looking forward to working further with the Kennet Square community and helping to foster a new generations of readers.
Our Community & volunteers
Here are some of our valued community members and volunteers that had their own AHHAH! moment!
Margot Giroux-Doehring's developmental disabilities don't hold her back from helping others out! Margot volunteers at AHHAH by labeling books and restocking PULLs across Kennett (using a handcart wherever possible for exercise and the environment) as part of her work with the Kennett Ability Network.
Paul Salvo has been an integral part of AHHAH from the beginning! As a close friend and Community Advisory Board member, Paul has served the organization for several years, assisting in organization management, budgeting, and online support. We would not be the organization today without Paul's continued support.
Betty Lou Eshun
Betty Lou Eshun has been a staple at AHHAH volunteer events for years. Betty Lou has served as a Senior Reading Ambassador for our Head Start programs and a Lead Volunteer at many of our Coatesville area events. Ask anyone in Coatesville and they'll tell you about Ms. Betty Lou!
Peter Dimaio & Ginger witner
Peter DiMaio and Ginger Witner are two of AHHAH's many rotating stewards who help us restock and clean our Coatesville P.U.L.L. stations every month! As retired school teachers, they understand both the essence and importance of reading accessibility, literacy, and education. We are proud to have them as a part of our team!
Dianne Larson is a dear friend and major supporter of AHHAH. When the PULL Campaign was in it's infancy, Dianne donated over 5,000 children's books which she had shipped all the way from the West Coast! Dianne continues to support AHHAH as a stalwart friend and a voice of guidance. She is also an avid fiction and mystery writer!
Jessica Hall is a Junior at Unionville High School who, for the past four years, has been a volunteer for AHHAH. Jessica has organized the painting of several PULL Stations and is also making a how-to guide for building the PULL Station boxes! Jessica's volunteer work with AHHAH has helped her earn both the Silver and Gold Awards as a Girl Scout.