Children books are a source for adventure and knowledge
to many kids, but the sad truth is that there are some children that do not
have the opportunity to read these books.\
I was exposed to different types of kids who were not
exposed to the same opportunities I was given growing up to get to know and
enjoy reading so I decided to do whatever I could to get books in the hands of
these children," said Lufkin High School junior Will Chance.
Chance decided that the best way to do that would be to
start "Books that Benefit".
"Books that benefit" is a non-profit organization that
collects books and gives them to children who are in need.
"A story that really touched my heart. She told that
year, that the only Christmas presents that those kids that are benefited by
the H.O.P.E. center where going to be able to get was a piece of fruit,"
Heartbroken, Chance and his group stepped in and provided
a book to every child.
This year, "Books that benefit" has stepped up its
efforts in a competition with schools from all over the state.
School officials believe that the students have also
learned a valuable lesson from the project.
"It helps the students by giving back to the
community. Our students at Lufkin high school are very giving as well as the
community. So it teaches them to become responsible young adults," said
Patricia White, the school's activity coordinator.
One thing that chance stresses is the importance of
helping out children.
have to start your own corporation or anything. It's just important to do what
you can to help kids all throughout the country," said Chance.
children's books so much he even remembers his favorite one growing up, Where
The Wild Things Are.
To learn how
to donate you can visit their website at https://booksthatbenefit.com