9.19.2013

Young people, little gestures, and the big difference they can make

Every once in a while, we are reminded that what we do is only a very small part of a larger, and incredibly inspiring community. We see an act of selflessness that stops us in our tracks and makes us feel a little awestruck.

This week, after putting out a call for sponsors of Melaney’s upcoming Thrift Store Tour, we got an email.

More specifically, we got an email from Abby, a 12-year-old who is donating $85 to sponsor a stop. What made this email even more
special is knowing that this is part of a larger effort by Abby. She wants to support literacy in her community as part of a project for Girl Scouts, and created a little business to raise the funds she needs.

Plus, Abby is going to meet Melaney to help shop for books at the thrift store stop she is sponsoring. We love connecting with our supporters over books!

Keep up the great work, Abby - and thanks for your support!

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We still have stops that need sponsors. Check out the list here, or email Melaney: melaney@booksforkeeps.org.

It’s a simple, yet powerful way to support Books for Keeps. Rather than buying brand new books with this money, we are able to go find gently-loved, like-new books for our program. They are often hard-to-find books like “Captain Underpants” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” that, with a little time and effort, can be unearthed at our local thrift stores.

Click the “Donate” button at the upper-right corner of this Web page to make a donation. And thank you!

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