Day 180 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!
During the Christmas season, we are lucky in this country to have a wonderful charity called Toys for Tots, run by the United States Marine Corps. They make sure that every child has a toy to open on that wonderful morning for children… and that highly religious moment for adults.
On equal footing, in my opinion, is a locally-based organization called Books 4 Buddies. Their goal is to ensure that disadvantaged youth have leisure reading materials available— free of charge, year-round. Especially in the summer, when kids aren’t inundated with reading at school, it is so very important that they are encouraged to read. Reading is the baseline to all learning.
I was honored to be a part of a Books 4 Buddies event today. The photo above is co-author Joe Kelley and I with young Toure, founder of Books 4 Buddies. And I was overwhelmed at the number of books that were brought in by people from all walks of life. Go ahead— find an organization like this in your community. Or go start one of your own. Get some books into the hands of our future. Books are like a toy for the brain.
Let’s call this photo TOY and knock that word off the list!
Here is the complete list for the month of June:
Sky Handwriting Skyline Cheese Shadow Early Summertime Bedhead Water Silly Toy Event Tiny Event Hot Totally Out Imperfect Thinking Books Decorate Angle Door View Soft Shopping Citrus Sunny Self
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