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December 2017

Little People make a Big Difference

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When Chandra heard about Book Drive for Kids she wanted to do something to help! How could  a stay-at-home Mom and her little people – 4 year old Lillah, 2 year old Carson and Baby Isaiah make a difference?  They didn’t have gently used children’s books to pass along; they were just  beginning to build a home collection of books. She didn’t have empty hours in the day to volunteer. What could they do?

Chandra approached her daughter’s preschool teacher, Justine, and asked if her preschool would be interested in holding a Book Drive. Justine got just as excited as Chandra and a Book Donation Drive was scheduled for the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas at Lamb of God Preschool in Flower Mound, Texas.

The Christmas holiday season is a busy time and many different causes request assistance; however, the families at Lamb of God Preschool stepped up to the plate! They donated over 350 books, many of which were early reader and chapter books which are in high demand.

Thank you, Lamb of God Preschool, for caring about children across the DFW area and making a BIG difference.

Book Drive for Kids visits Life Schools

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“Do you have any books about tornados?”

The elementary students at Life School Oak Cliff and Life School Lancaster use real books to learn about history and science. So when Book Drive for Kids opened its FREE Book Fair, their curiosity was awake and they were searching the book tables for just the right book! Their interest in sharks, earthquakes, and animals rivaled their interest in mystery and adventure stories. Fortunately, the Book Drive for Kids tables included books in many genres to satisfy a variety of interests at various reading levels.

One of the English Language Learner students found the English version of a book she had read in Spanish. The smile that covered her face was priceless!  We are excited about supporting her diligence in learning English. Then there’s always the one or two students who have trouble picking just ONE book…there’s so many choices!

The children at a Book Drive for Kids event are a snapshot of the children in my own home. Some like sports, others like mysteries; some want to learn how to draw, others want to escape in a fantasy tale. They all benefit from spending time in books. Unlike the children in my own home, many do not have easy access to a wide variety of books, especially books of their own choosing to support reading just for the fun of it!

Thanks to generous donors, Book Drive for Kids can increase that access and help create a love of reading and learning that can last a lifetime.