Book Harvest Gives Away Its 1 Millionth Book
The nonprofit is dedicated to putting books in the hands of children
Photo courtesy of Book Harvest
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for books. My parents did a great job of making books available to us when we were young and trips to the library were always an adventure. My husband and I have worked hard to instill that same love of books to our son. His mother was an educator and I have many teachers woven throughout my own family tree, so books and learning have always been important.
I have been a supporter of Book Harvest since I first learned of its existence a few years back. My family has volunteered at Book Harvest to help sort books and we have donated books from our own collection once our son outgrew them. I’ve also taken volunteers from the company I work for to help with the Books on Break program, through which members of the organization go into the schools and give books to children at the end of the school year, so they will have reading materials at home during the summer. I can tell you from first hand experience that the work Book Harvest volunteers are doing is both important and impactful. Watching children realize that they can pick any book they want, take it home and keep it forever filled me with the sort of joy I don't get to experience very often.
I’ve been following along as Book Harvest made its way to giving away its one millionth book. I was overjoyed this morning when I received an email that it happened. The organization reached its goal of putting one million books into the hands of children in our community. Here is a video of the delivery of that special one millionth book.
I’d like to offer my sincere appreciation to everyone at Book Harvest for the important work its volunteers do. Congratulations on reaching this impressive milestone. Here’s to the next million books!
Maureen Churchill works full-time outside the home and is a mom to one wonderful little boy.