This week I had the honor of meeting Joe Bedard of Capital Region Literacy at a quarterly Children’s Roundtable meeting. He was a kind man who spoke of the ever growing problem with our youth being illiterate. I was moved by his words and connected with him via email after the meeting.
Capital Region Literacy donates books to youth in need, either free of charge or for 75 cents or less per book! In most cases, you need only pay shipping. What’s amazing is that they are popular titles, too! This is a great organization that is doing inspiring work across the Capital Region in Pennsylvania.
Joe was fantastic, quickly offering to donate a few boxes of books to the Camp Curtin YMCA. I was lucky enough to be able to be the one to pick up the books, and wow! was I impressed with the amount of books Joe has to give away to youth in need. Joe was incredible and donated six boxes, totaling to a little over 100 books for our youth and their families.
While meeting with Joe, I also got to learn about authors who inspire him, stories that make him laugh, and the psychology behind the two halves of the mind! He even taught me the President’s Handshake.
I am honored to have been able to work with Joe Bedard of Capital Region Literacy, and I hope that Camp Curtin is able to work with this wonderful organization again in the future!
Joe mentioned that the organization is always accepting donations. If you or a loved one would like to donate, perhaps on behalf of Camp Curtin or another organization, let me know and I will get you in contact with Joe!
Below are some photos of the books he donated to us! We received coloring books, the classics, manga, science books, historical fiction, and more!