my children are having a joint b-day party this summer. many of my daughter's friends have younger brothers that have become my sons friends. they want a big party (it'll be their only joint one) & instead of getting presents for themselves they want to collect books to donate.
i recently found out there is a organization that recently bought an old apartment complex (3 brick buildings with about 20 apartments) that they have turned into transitional housing for homeless woman & their children. they have a playground for the kids, free laundry, & a community center. they help the woman get on their feet, finding them jobs, getting their ged's if needed. i contacted them about donating the books my children collect at their party to their community center. i was shocked when they said no, "they didn't need such items". really? these are homeless children that don't have much, if anything, of their own & the organization says they can't use children books. ok!