Children’s Books Needed
Imagine you’re a child who isn’t even sure where he or she is going to live. Imagine the family situation is so tumultuous that nothing is certain. If you write books which children can relate to, you could become a precious part of their lives. Most of us remember having a favorite book or two in childhood – one we could read and re-read. Your book could be that pathway to security of a child who otherwise feels lost.
Kimberly at Enchanted Passage in Sutton has amazingly offered to handle the logistics of this book distribution project! Kimberly will take in books any time the bookstore is open. If you want to buy books at the store for donation, she’ll give you a 20% discount on those books. Then our Foster Care contact will come by and pick the books up from Enchanted Passage. The foster care workers then distribute the books individually to the children. They have four offices they service – two of these offices are in Worcester, a third is in Whitinsville, and the fourth is in Fitchburg.
The Foster Care system will gladly take both new and gently used books, so if you have gently used books that need a new home, please consider donating to this project! If you’re an author and this is your own book, please consider signing it and maybe even adding an inspiring note to the front. Your book could become their treasured keepsake.
We’d love to have you be a part of this project. There are currently over 11,000 children in Massachusetts foster care. The opioid epidemic is ripping families apart, and children are the ones who suffer the most.
Please stop by Enchanted Passage in Sutton to drop off your new and gently used books. They’ll take care of the rest.