Reading Treasury

  • Location
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

I want kids in hard situations to be able to read diverse books, be inspired to do great things, and express themselves creatively.

Our Plan

My non-profit organization, Reading Treasury, creates boxes with books and bookish gifts for kids in homeless shelters in Bridgeport. I primarily give the boxes to Alpha Community Services, the only emergency shelter for families--including kids ages newborn to 17--in the city. I started Reading Treasury in 2020, during the pandemic, when books served as an escape and a meaningful way to fill time.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

It went really well! I made 17 Reading Treasury bags.

Through this project I/we learned:

When helping others, it doesn't matter if it's hard, because the feeling you get is absolutely amazing when you realize your impact.

What I/we might change:

If possible, I'd like to add more books to the bags.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

I always love seeing the pictures of people receiving their bags afterwards.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Always believe in yourself! You can do it! Creativity and hard work will always be some of the best traits.

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