As part of their Take Action Project, Girl Scout Troops 55627 and 50038 raised money through cookie sales in order to donate children's books to the Books for Birthdays program. "Our girls love to read since stories allow us to explore different lands, learn about people and go on fun adventures. Books for Birthdays is
Seven-year-old Gray Taylor is spreading Christmas cheer to vulnerable kids this holiday season, as she donates 59 books to the Books for Birthdays ministry.
Hearts of Grace launched Books for Birthdays, a project that will provide every child in OCC’s elementary school program and toddlers at Jubilee Village a new book and treats on his or her birthday.
As a single mom to Diamond and Anna, Cindy knew she needed extra support. She turned to Warrenville Youth & Family Services for wrap-around services including an after-school program for her daughter Diamond and family counseling.
Becky tried to act happy. But all she felt was disappointment. Growing up with a single mom, her family didn’t have much extra cash. So when Christmas approached, Becky’s mom visited the local firehouse where pre-wrapped Christmas gifts were offered to families who were struggling financially. Her mom selected a large box with shiny paper