A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program
We were recently given the opportunity to put some smiles on kids faces in donating books in our local Santa Barbara area. We are so thrilled to see our just cause A Book of My Own growing!
Books in hand and a smile on his face, Noah benShea, Executive Director of The Justice Project, came to the Family Opportunity Center on February 20th, 2014, to donate more than 100 books to youth participants of the Family Learning Program. He shared a childhood story of reading books by flashlight under his covers after his bedtime. Noah’s passion now is to share his love of reading to others. “You are special, you are great”, as he ended his short speech with the youth.
Books were assembled by Kiona Gross who owns the bookstore “Curious Cup” in Carpinteria. Graciela Perez, mother of two participants, also spoke to the youth about her appreciation for the donation and discussed the importance of learning, reading and the ultimate goal of going on to higher education, as she too will be going back to college.
On behalf of the youth and staff of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara,
The kids were so touched they even made us a handmade thank you card, we are so honored!
THANK YOU to Curious Cup for choosing the best books. If you are in the Santa Barbara area, make sure you check our Kiona and her wonderful bookstore!
Do you know of some kids that might benefit from our A Book of My Own just cause? Contact us to see if it might be a good fit.