R.J. Julia hosted a special Paddington bear-raiser the weekend before Thanksgiving to promote the be homeful project to end family homelessness. In partnership with Citizens Bank, kids were treated to special Paddington Storytimes at the Wesleyan R.J. Julia bookstore and Madison stores. Kids got to meet Paddington himself in person and R.W. Alley, the illustrator from the Paddington books even made a guest appearance at the Madison event, drawing a picture from the book before our very eyes! We had a packed house and donated a portion of proceeds to the be homeful project to end family homelessness's be homeful for the holidays campaign, in the process donating Paddington bears and books to children in shelter! To learn more about how you can join the effort to end family homelessness, visit www.behomeful.org/give.