On November 5th, the Bridge of Books organization accepted a donation of $5,000 and 2,000 books from the Charles Lafitte Foundation to assist with their effort to provide books to children who may not otherwise build the literacy skills they need and discover the joy of reading.
Jeffrey and Suzanne Citron established CLF in 1999 to help people help themselves and the others around them to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. Following in her family’s footsteps, young CLF volunteer Kyra Citron an 8th grade student at Ranney School. organized a book drive for BoB for her Bat Mitzah community service project. The 2,000 books she collected represents the largest book drive in the history of Bridge of Books. Kyra added to her efforts by creating the CLF “Kids Corner, ” a grant site run by and for kids, and delivering the first grant to BoB.”We are so grateful for the ongoing support of The Charles Lafitte Foundation,” comment Abby Daly, executive director of the Bridge of Books Foundation. “Their previous support has facilitated our ability to complete our website and logo design – creating a fresh new look for Bridge of Books as we move into the next chapter of our mission. I was completely surprised and thrilled to receive this check today and we will certainly put it to effective use. I am always thrilled to meet young people like Kyra. Her dedication and commitment to the community should serve as an inspiration to others her age.”