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Saskatoon book donation to benefit families with children in hospital

Author Amber Antymnuik donating her book H is for Home to charity
WATCH: Author Amber Antymnuik donating her book "H is for Home" to charity.

A book donation made around the holidays will benefit families with children receiving health care in Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan author Amber Antymniuk wrote and illustrated H is for Home: A Saskatchewan Alphabet.

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“It’s all about Saskatchewan. The things that I love and appreciate about our province and growing up here. I grew up on an acreage outside of Tisdale. So all of that farming community and growing up with a garden, around ground posts with tractors and all that sort of thing,” she said.

“I did all of the illustrations myself. They’re all watercolour illustrations and I printed here in Saskatoon.”

Antymniuk said she donated 840 books each to the Ronald McDonald House and Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

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“At the Ronald McDonald House, there are over 100 families that come in and stay each month. [The book] will be put in welcome bags and each family that comes in gets a bag, essentials for their stay and when they go to the hospital,” she said.

“And then at the children’s hospital, it’ll be in the child life zone… That’s a place where there’s going to be a lot of therapeutic work done with children, teaching, art therapy, music therapy, all those sorts of things.”

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Antymniuk was a teacher with the Saskatoon Public Schools division for five years before taking the opportunity to utilize some skills she had put on the shelf.