the world, one child at a time. 52,000 books and counting...
child's life is like a piece of paper
which every passerby leaves a mark.
inaugural event was covered by two TV news stations, The Rocky
Mountain News newspaper and the Aurora local paper - the Aurora
Sentinel. Click on the links below to see the news clip or
read the article.
received a thank you letter from nearly every child at the
school. Read a few of the kid's thank you letters here.
School is located in Aurora, Colorado, which occupies the
eastern edge of the Denver metropolitan area. The school has
an enrollment of approximately 475 wonderful children for
the 2008/2009 school year. We made our first visit to the
school on September 9th 2008 and were greeted by some very
enthusiastic kindergarten through fifth graders.
are so grateful to Alyssa's family for this tremendous
opportunity. These are books that our students will always
treasure. Our students know that these are more than just
books, they are Alyssa's legacy."
Tallman, Iowa Principal
Students who had never looked very excited about any book
nearly danced for sheer happiness at walking out of a
classroom with their very first "forever" book
from Alyssa's family. A huge thank you goes to Alyssa's
family and friends. Their actions are truly making a difference
for our kids every day."