MIDLAND, Texas (AP) _ Jenna Bush will speak here next month about her work with children as part of a fundraiser for the George W. Bush Childhood Home.

At the April 16 fundraiser, she'll talk about her passion for helping children and her experience with UNICEF, said Janabeth Cook, who is on the event's committee.

Rick Davis, the event's chairman, said that the purpose of the event is to keep President Bush's childhood home running and open to the public. The home which received 7,000 visitors in its first 18 months of operation was occupied by the Bush family between 1951 and 1955 and has been restored to the condition it was in at that time.

Cook said that more than 400 people are expected to attend the event, which will also include dinner at the Midland Country Club.

Jenna Bush, who attended the University of Texas, taught at an inner-city school in Washington before traveling to Latin America to work with UNICEF, an international children's advocacy group. Part of her job was to meet with children and teens who were living with abusive families, drugs and often HIV or AIDS.

In the fall, her book "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope" was released. It tells the story of 17-year-old Ana who survived abuse and is living as a single mother with HIV.

Information from: Midland Reporter-Telegram, http://www.mywesttexas.com

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