This past weekend Board Member Amy Martinez and I volunteered with Better With Books to spread holiday cheer with the gift of books. Saturday was spent sorting books to distribute to the centers for the giveaway on Sunday.
“BETTER WITH BOOKS combines the immense impact of putting books in the hands of kids in need with the magical experience of hands-on volunteering.”
Better With Books worked with One Voice to give away books, gifts, and food to families at seven Head Start locations across Los Angeles. Music filled the air as kids had their faces painted, marveled at magicians and visited with Santa. It was heartwarming to watch as families left with their arms loaded with books, gifts, a turkey, pies and all the fixings for a fabulous holiday meal.
Dozens of volunteers came out to make it a special day for families. Since I don’t like taking and posting pictures of children I don’t know, there are no pictures of the kids, but the delight on their faces was worth every moment we spent volunteering.
We hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday!