A few months ago I started donating baby memory books to a local group called Community Giving Tree. Community Giving Tree provides low income families in our area with basic necessities such as clothing, diapers, and baby equipment and reaches 10,000 children a year in northeastern Massachusetts.
I had been looking for ways that I could contribute to the community and had the Utah Philips song Bread and Roses in my head (one of the many on my playlist for when I am working in the studio) and I kept thinking about him saying "We want bread yes, but we want roses too." I wondered if my book could be "a rose" that went along with the basic necessities that community groups supply families in need?
Well, I am happy to report that they also saw the value in having something beyond the necessities to offer to those that they serve. I've now donated 48 books and have heard that "...the baby books were a huge hit. The social workers were thrilled and happy to pass them along to the families they are helping."
For any locals (northshore of Boston) that are reading this post Community Giving Tree picks up at Winthrop Elementary School in Hamilton the second Saturday of the month between 10 and 12. For a list of what items they need most visit their website at https://www.communitygivingtree.org/donate/
Click below to hear the Bread and Roses song....