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Office of the First Lady

For Immediate Release December 20, 1996
              First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton Announces
           Dispersement of Royalties from It Takes A Village

Today First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the donation of proceeds from the sale of her best-selling book It Takes A Village to organizations supporting children and families including 15 children's hospitals around the country. Mrs. Clinton made that announcement at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Mrs. Clinton receives 15% of the suggested retail price of each book that is sold. These royalties are received in installments made twice each year. In August the First Lady received the first installment of approximately $750,000. That figure represents Mrs. Clinton's portion of earnings from the book sales of January through March 1996. Upon publication of her book, Mrs. Clinton announced her commitment to donate the after tax royalties to organizations that serve children and families.

The First Lady made her decision on which facilities would receive donations based on the children's hospitals she has visited over the past few years and organizations that were highlighted in her book. In making her selections, she also received assistance from the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.

The children's hospitals and other organizations selected to receive donations are listed below.


Children's Hospitals

Arkansas Children's Hospital $100,000 Little Rock, Arkansas

Children's National Medical Center $50,000 Washington, DC

Los Angeles Children's Hospital $25,000 Los Angeles, CA

Hospital for Sick Children $25,000 Washington, DC
Children's Memorial Medical Center $25,000 Chicago, Illinois

La Rabida Children's Hospital $25,000 Chicago, Illinois

Children's Hospital of Boston $25,000 Boston, Massachusetts

Children's Inn $25,000 The National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital $25,000 Ann Arbor, Michigan

Babies and Children's Hospital $25,000 New York, NY

Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital $25,000 Cleveland, Ohio

Children's Medical Center $25,000 Dayton, Ohio

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia $25,000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital $25,000 Memphis, Tennessee

Scottish Rite Hospital for Children $25,000 Dallas, Texas

Programs in It Takes A Village ($5,000 each)

The Algebra Project Cambridge, Massachusetts

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Little Rock, Arkansas

San Antonio, Texas

Child Care Action Campaign
New York, NY

Children Now
Oakland, California

Children's Defense Fund
Washington, DC

City Year
Boston, Massachusetts

Families and Work Institute
New York, New York

Habitat for Humanity International
Americus, Georgia

Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters New York, New York

Home and School Institute
Washington, DC

Parents as Teachers
St. Louis, Missouri

Yale Child Study Center
New Haven, Connecticut

Zero to Three
Arlington, Virginia

San Juan Capistrano, California

Efficacy Institute
Lexington, Massachusetts

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
New York, New York

YWCA of the USA
Washington, DC

Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, New York

Boy Scouts of America
Irving, Texas

Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse New York, NY

Abecedarian Project (Civitan Research Center at the University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Birmingham, Alabama

American Library Association "Born to Read" Program Chicago, Illinois