By Haley Justiz
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always spent my summers volunteering. Throughout the years, I’d hop from organization to organization, until I finally found BookSpring: it was love at first, well, book donation!
A little something about me: I love to read. And that is quite the understatement, because no words can fully illustrate the depth of my love of literature. I live and breathe books. I attend at least two book festivals a year, I am constantly writing reviews and blogging, and have interviewed over ten authors within the past two years. I also don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have the funds to own a single book—or worse yet, couldn’t read at all.
That’s why I love to support BookSpring. Reading has become such a big part of my life — honestly, the biggest and most beneficial — I don’t want any children to miss out on such an important element of education and well-being.
Statistics show that not being able to read or write makes it way, way harder to get a well-paying, stable job than those who are literate. So, in a way, reading saves lives: the lives of the children who are learning to read, ensuring that they have bright futures ahead of them.
So, this summer I can honestly say that I was a superhero—and everyone else who has volunteered here can say that, too!