In recognition of the needs in Nashville, Tenn., after the recent destructive and deadly tornado, Assistance League will “pay it forward” by purchasing $1,000 of new children’s books.
Members of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington were surprised and heartened after Hurricane Florence when we were contacted by Destinee’s Gift, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, organization started by a five-year-old. Destinee had organized a book drive after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, and she wanted to help again after the Cape Fear region suffered severe, long-lasting impacts from Hurricane Florence.
In 2018 Destinee’s mother contacted Assistance League to facilitate receipt of books for children in our area after Hurricane Florence. The book drive at Destinee’s school collected more than 1,500 books, packed them up and sent them to the Assistance League Thrift Shop in Wilmington. Our volunteers divided the books and distributed them to more than 30 elementary schools in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.
In recognition of the needs in Nashville, Tenn., after the recent destructive and deadly tornado, Assistance League will “pay it forward” by purchasing $1,000 of new children’s books and sending them to Destinee’s Gift in Chattanooga. Destinee’s mother, Debbie Harris, said this will be a great lesson for Destinee and the other children at her school about giving and paying it forward. They will deliver the books and supplies they receive to schools in Nashville.
Assistance League of Greater Wilmington serves the tri-county area with ten philanthropic programs that are supported by the Assistance League Thrift Shop.