Dodge City Bookcase Project

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Books for Life is about bringing books to children around the globe to instill the joy of reading. That includes places in the USA when we are able to network with other organizations such as the Dodge City Bookcase Project.

David and Sheila Grayson and Trees for LIfe Family

Above is a photo of David and Sheila Grayson of Dodge City, KS and the staff at Trees for Life in Wichita, KS.  The Graysons founded the organization called the Dodge City Bookcase Project. The Graysons facilitate the making of bookcases for children in need. The children are given a starter bag of books and a hand-made wooden bookcase with a plaque that has the child’s name on it.

Trees for Life coordinated with Dillons Stores in 2009 with a state-wide Kansas book drive. As a result of that drive, people are still bringing books to the office.  We were able to donate books for the Bookcase Project in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  The Graysons came to Wichita in November, 2011 and loaded their car with 500 books to give a starter set of books for each child when they received their bookcases on November 12, 2011. The Graysons (bottom of step on the left and right sides) are pictured with the books.

The following is an article from the Dodge Globe newspaper that tells more about the Bookcase Project:

October 15, 2011

The gift of reading: Dodge City man helps promote literacy
http://www.dodgeglobe.com/features/x597430480/The-gift-of-reading-Dodge-City-man-helps-promote-literacy

 Where there are books, there is reading.

Where there is reading, education happens.

Where education happens, people prosper.

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