Caroline M. Branch, Author of the Self on the Shelf book series, partnered with the Inter-Denominational Church God (ICOG) for their annual Back-to-School Event for the community. It was indeed A Community Affair. Hundreds of children were in attendance of this event that benefited families in need from the community.
ICOG gave back to the community in a big way by giving away from free haircuts, backpacks filled with school supplies, free lunch, to a day of entertainment for the children. The moon bounce outside was occupied with energetic-joyous little ones, while the middle to high schoolers played a variety of sports in the gym, and the littlest ones paraded around the facility displaying their painted faces adorned with glitter, gems, flowers, hearts, and more. These precious moments were captured by the onsite photographer in the photobooth. It was truly a day for the community to remember for years to come. Just a few feet away on the east side of the building, members of the community convened around the Self on the Shelf (SOS) table to enter raffles to win Self on the Shelf merch: I Know My Worth backpacks, I Know My Worth t-shirts, and pre-released autographed copies of the Self on the Shelf: I’m Worth More children’s book written by Caroline M. Branch.

The children that were gifted the SOS Gift Boxes days earlier, proudly wore their t-shirts with the four powerful words, I Know My Worth, on them. They smiled and their parents only had positive things to say aboutthe gift boxes which includes: I Know My Worth t-shirt, Self on the Shelf: I’m Worth More book, 2 SOS sweet treats, Gracie Mae Promise with the matching pen, and two SOS buttonpins. The SOS Gift Boxes will be made available in the future on the website at www.selfontheshelfbooks.com.

Overall, the event was a success and we can’t wait to be a part of this wonderful, life-changing event in 2023! Please join us in making it, A Community Affair, because there’s no community without you!



Date: August 27, 2022

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: 19201 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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SOS in many languages symbolizes urgency. The Self on the Shelf (SOS) Gift Box has been deemed just that. It’s a must have for all little girls. Each item included, conveys a positive affirmation that equips little girls with the tools to be confident and unstoppable.

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