"They held onto those books like little treasures."

I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that the books we received from your organization last spring were appreciated more than I can possibly convey.

“They held onto those books like little treasures.” (NOTE: This is a stock photo; we are not able to share actual photos of the children in Molly's program).I work for the University of Texas at Dallas and we hold day camps for homeless children each summer. For the first time ever, at the end of the camps last summer, we handed out a book to each child. They were beyond thrilled. They held onto those books like little treasures. They asked me to “sign” their books with my name and their name so that everyone would know that the book belonged to them to keep.

I am quite sure that many of them had never owned a book before. When asked at the end of camp what their favorite part was, the most common answer was “getting my very own book!”

What your organization does is having a fantastic, positive impact on 400 homeless children from the Dallas area. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Molly Dickinson

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