Give the World

As we approach the holiday season, remember there are many children in situations where money is scarce. You will soon see Christmas trees at the mall with paper ornaments describing age, gender, and suggested gift item for a child. Or you may receive a flyer in the mail requesting your assistance. One event I always support is a book drive. Encouraging a child to read cultivates a life-long habit of curiosity and resourcefulness. It also helps a child to learn that a good book is a friend that can entertain or provide solace.

Locally, the San Jose Mercury News is sponsoring The Gift of Reading drive. They accept books and monetary donations. I always enjoy choosing childhood favorites to give, imagining the pleasure I am spreading to a new generation. Please consider participating, or find a local drive in your area.

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