Monday, February 3, 2014

A Big and Little Book Drive!

Books make me happy!  This is one reason why I have resolved to collect 2,020 books in 2014 as a part of the SA2020 Resolutions project!  The other reason is that it promotes literacy in our city (Yay!). 

My very first Joyful Rant post was called Paperbacks and Princesses and it was all about my love of reading and how I am blessed to have three reader-daughters.  Two of them (Zoe and Lacey) will be helping me collect books along with my Little Brother Chris, 15, and my Little Sister Destiny, 14, from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  Chris is going to be a great asset because he and his mom, Valerie have done a book drive before!  We are gonna be unstoppable! 

I'm happy to have Destiny participate too.  She and I recently read the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" Trilogies.  We also went to see "Catching Fire" and it was awesome. We're looking forward to seeing the movie version of "Divergent," although I'm still pretty annoyed at the ending of that trilogy (but, I digress, and no spoilers here). 

If you want to help us collect these books here is what you can do:
  • Look through your house, your closets, your garage and find books
  • Tell all your friends to do the same (if they don't have time, offer to look for them, ha!)
  • Bring them to Big Brothers Big Sisters at 202 Baltimore, SA TX 78215
    • or to my house (text me at 210-382-8671 for address)
    • or tell us where we can pick them up from you
We are particularly interested in books for kids age 3rd grade and younger, but obviously we will take any book.  The books will all be donated to local schools.

Follow us on Twitter:
@denisebarkhurst  and  @KidZinger
Hashtag tweets regarding the book drive  #TeamSA2020BookDrive and/or  #SA2020Resolutions

Thanks in advance!  

Here are some fun pictures of your Book Drive Team: 

Book Drive Leader Denise, in the 70's with Nancy Drew

Little Brother Chris, frequent Big Brothers Big Sisters spokesperson
Little Sister Destiny from the Inspire U workplace mentoring program wants to be a pastry chef!
Lacey and Zoe, photo bombed by our cat, Atlas