That’s Sofia Reid’s description of participating in a Book Donation Drive with Book Drive for Kids. Sofia and her fellow American Heritage Girl Pathfinders, Violet, Kyla, and Tressa, collected and donated 400 children’s books which will be used to fill the book tables at a free Book Fair for disadvantaged children. When asked why she thought it was important to share books with other children, Sofia responded, “So they can have fun. Reading is fun!”
Farrel Reid, Sofia’s mother as well as her American Heritage Girls Pathfinder Troop leader, was seeking a service project for her troop of kindergarten girls. “What stood out to me about this service project was the aspect of the girls giving sacrificially of their own belongings. It is one thing to ask a parent to purchase items for a food pantry (which we have done willingly and frequently) but quite another for these children to look at their own bookshelves and decide what they are willing to share with another child who is more needy.”
At Book Drive for Kids, we are excited about getting great books into the hands of children who have less access to them. We are also excited to see donation drives that foster the idea of kids-helping-kids. Thank you, Troop 1171 American Girls Pathfinders, for your generosity and willingness to share your favorite books with other children!