Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Over the past 5 years, Books for Charley has grown into something that I never could have imagined. What started out as a simple "books in lieu of gifts" birthday party quickly transformed into a book drive that has generated over 8,000 children's books. We have welcomed 8 heart families into our ranks and after this year will have distributed books to 12 institutions spanning the country. It's a humbling feeling to sit back and look at the work that our friends in the "Heartland" have done to help us keep Books for Charley moving in a forward direction. I am blessed to have such an amazing group of women in my life! Click HERE for more information on how to donate to this years collection!
When I sat down and started making plans for our 5th collection - I couldn't shake the feeling that there was something important missing from Books for Charley. It sounds a little crazy after reading the stats above, but my heart knew that there was a gap in the Books family that we had been building. It didn't come to me right away, but when I finally realized what the missing piece was, it so obvious.
We are honored welcome Miss Madilynn, her parents and siblings into our Books for Charley family. All books collected in her honor will be donated to the St. Louis Children's Hospital where Madilynn received a majority of her care. If you have ties to this facility and would like to contribute to their collection, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will help make sure that your donation finds its way to the right hands.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
While I know that this Books for Charley isn't all about the numbers, there is something about taking that final count that makes my heart beat a little harder, a little faster. Each year, despite the fact that the "newness" of our collection has worn off, you all continue to outdo yourselves. I'm SO humbled to report that this year we were able to collect 1647 books for our donation to Omaha Children's Hospital. 1647. Holy moly. That is incredible people! The words "Thank you" will never be enough.
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