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Doing something good…give a book(s) this year

For me, this time of year always brings thoughts of those less fortunate. This year is no exception. In many cases the stories I hear have worsened for many, due to the economic situation.  And while we can’t help everyone, each of us can do our part to contribute to our communities and help, even if it’s just in small ways. Most of us, even if times are tough, can count the many blessings we have. Some of which we don’t even think about or simply take for granted. (such as a hot shower, or privacy)

In recent years, I’ve taken the time each holiday season to go through my collection of books and donate a good portion of them to my local women’s shelter (and/or homeless shelter). There are also wonderful children and teen homes in our area that are always in need of fresh and up-to-date books. Giving the gift of books allows people to read, to be pulled into another world, to experience a new place, or be in someone else’s shoes, all priceless experiences. (in my humble opinion)

A book can change a life. I should know, it happened to me. 🙂

So why not take the time this year, go through your books (and your spouse’s and children’s books) and give a few, or a dozen, directly to the shelters in your area. (Goodwill and such places are great–but all the items are actually sold, not given directly to those in need, so be sure to give “directly” when possible)

You’d be surprised how creature comforts such as books can uplift those without a home, without a place to call their own. They also always appreciate new or gently-used clothing, shoes, computers, blankets (especially blankets), pillows, and personal items.

This post is dedicated to C.A.– a woman of great strength who found the courage to leave a horribly abusive situation and bring herself and her two children to live in an Arizona women’s shelter. Her decision and strength probably saved her life, and gave her kids new hope. Unlike so many woman before her, she never went back. It’s been hard, but she’s stayed the course. Her teenage children are now thriving and contributing in their own ways.

You never know what your gift might change. You never know who might be reading your old book.

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