Helping Restore Hope

Book Collecting and More

Metro Columbus supported the nationwide “Make a Difference Day” by attending the Children’s Services of Ohio convention in Worthington, Ohio,  in 2013 and 2014.

 

Chapter members gave over 600 NEW books to the counselors for the foster children in their care.  Because of the generosity of contributors, these children can take more than the clothes on their backs when they must move to another home.  These children have suffered adversity in ways most of us have never known.  Through these books, they learn of other worlds, social values, and how to dream of better tomorrows.

 

These children now have something to treasure, for today and tomorrow.   “… kids only see books in school… 20 years later you never know the impact on a kid having his own book,” said Helen Lehman, an administrator from South Central Ohio Job and Family Services.  She works with foster kids in Vinton, Ross and Hocking Counties.

 

“I ask myself, ‘How can I help you? What can I tell you? When the toys break, you have what you’ve read,'” said a social worker in Franklin County.

 

Thank you from Bair Foundation

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Assistance League member Dianne Moon

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Books on display

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From left, Virginia Russell, Rese Hendrix, Dianne Moon, Sheri Scott

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