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CANFIELD, Ohio - After this weekend, Canfield High School student Emily Gianetti can cross off National Honor Society service project from her list of things to do.

For the past several weeks, Emily has been co-planning and co- promoting a book fair fundraiser that's set to take place this coming Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Boardman.

"The flyers that we've been handing out and the flyers we've been putting in local businesses have a voucher on them and what happens is people take this voucher to the book store with them and when they buy a product and use that voucher at check out part of the money from their purchase will go toward Dyspraxia USA," Gianetti said.

For Emily, it was an easy decision to donate to that organization. Her younger sister was born with Dyspraxia, a neurological disorder that can affect fine motor skill development.

It is believed that one in 10 people have some form of the disorder, which can make things are simple as walking or tying shoes difficult.

"She will say things like, 'People don't understand me.' And people really they don't always understand her and how she works and I think a big part of raising awareness, for me, is to help people understand her and to raise money for an organization that I think will do good things for other kids who are in her position," Gianetti said.

The book fair will take place on Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Boardman from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

A voucher must be presented at check out in order for Dyspraxia USA to receive a percentage of the sales.

If you can't make it to the event, you can still donate through the website. When you check out online, Bookfair ID 11007481 should be entered in the designated field found at the bottom of the payment page.

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