You never know where a conversation will end up. We spend so much time each day speaking to people all over the country. Many want to learn more about our work and some even want advice on how they can make a difference in their own communities. In truth, that is one of our primary reasons for sharing our "good people" stories…to inspire others to do the same, in their own way, in their own community.
About a year ago, Stacy Kamisar from Weston, CT was one of those callers. Stacy wanted to do something in her community… the question was what? We discussed several ideas and after some time Stacy decided that working with books was meaningful and could truly change lives.
We were not surprised when the following email arrived recently. Stacy has succeeded in every way. Today, local individuals and families are supporting the program in many ways including the donation of new books in lieu of Bar/Bat Mitzvah or birthday gifts. Read on…I know that we are inspired! Who knows what may come next?
Hi Naomi – I am thrilled to tell you that in the one year since we first spoke, I have finally gotten my books project up and running, and I have to credit you for the inspiration. After reading about all the work done by people you have met through the Good People Fund, I decided that our Westport UJA/Federation needed to do more to impact our local community. With NO budget, relying on the kindness of donated time and expertise, we have secured storage space, set up a website, formed an advisory committee and are finally ready to start serving beneficiary organizations in Connecticut that are in need of books. Please visit our website…www.books2connect.org and let me know your thoughts.
I can’t thank you enough for inspiring me to make this happen. I think we can have a very positive impact and I will keep you posted as to our progress.
Yasher koach Stacy!