Patrick Rothfuss is donating his books to the prisoners. There is quite a buzz amount prison librarians, who are excited to have popular books to provide to their communities.
We applaud Mr. Rothfuss and encourage everyone to keep donating books to the community.
Your can find his blog on this link: http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/
This week, we were able to donate another five cases of books to Mary's Center on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. We are excited that we can continue to support their efforts to provide more than medical services to pregnant women.
They strive to help address the needs of the entire family.
Does your organization need support?
Let us know and we'll see what we can do to help.
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You'll get a good idea of the impact your donations and our volunteers are making on the community, when you go to our Facebook page.
3/29/2015 , 7:30pm We arrived at MD Fairgrounds and assessed the situation.7:31 We are greeting by friends who showed up in advance. https://www.facebook.com/hschwartzbeck gives everyone direction. We went from a state of shock ( Carolyn Thompson), to a state of calm, as Heather shows us how we can get started before 8:00pm, on the daunting task which stands before us.
After a short time we are rolling through the boxing process, sorting the books between hard cover for the prison system (which we find out later is an unnecessary task, as they will take both soft and hard cover, unlike many prison systems). We are running out of boxes.
We brought over 100 empty boxes, but it wasn't enough. The volunteers from Smith College, go to their warehouse and get boxes. They bring them back and start taping them up. The boxes are bigger than the liquor boxes and get heavy. We are thankful. We continue to box and load the truck. One person is focusing on stacking the boxes inside the truck, while others are using the many dollies (we purchased earlier in the week), to move the material as swiftly as possible.