Last week I told you about my plans to do a book drive for a donation to the Rapid City Youth & Family Services.
Youth & Family Services sure has grown since my kids went there. They went from a small building to a whole complex that offers day care, counseling, nutrition services and so much more! I called them last week to see if they would be interested in a book donation and they said yes! They would love to have some books for both the day care program and Girls Inc.
Now I am on a mission to gather some books! My daughter Ryan and I went to Walmart and picked up some books to kickstart our book drive. You can see the pictures of our shopping trip here. When we returned from Walmart I set up a Facebook event to notify all of my friends that I am gathering books for Youth & Family Services.
I was thrilled when people began responding positively to the event! My friend Laura and her mom Candy went through their books and gave me a LOT to donate! Thank you both!
Candy is on the left and Laura is on the right. Hi Guys!
Then my friend Tina met me with some books that she picked up at Walmart!
Thank you, Tina!
Even my son took me shopping for more books! (He didn't want his picture up on the blog. He likes to fly under the radar.)
Ryan and I gathered all these generous donations together and took them over to Youth & Family Services this morning. We ended up with 30 new and gently used books. Not a bad start!
This was just a start! There were others that wanted to donate but our schedules conflicted and we have not been able to meet up. Once we do I will deliver more books to Youth & Family Services.
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