I would like to personally thank you for the books that you all have donated to the children of DeLisle, MS. When Katrina hit our Gulf Coast, it devastated our area, our schools, and left our school system hanging in the balance. We were left without reference tools and much needed educational resources. However, your program so generously stepped in and lent a hand where it was so greatly needed, and for this we are thankful. Please accept this letter as acknowledgement of our sincerest appreciation to your organization. The books that you have donated to our children have been well received in the DeLisle, MS community. Thank you again for your time and consideration, and we look forward to working with you in the future.
—Eleanor T. Jones, Pass Christian, MS
On behalf of the students of Drew Elementary, I would like to thank Plenty for all of the wonderful books we have received from the organization. Over the past year and a half, we have received a wealth of books from Plenty. Many of our students lost all of the books they accumulated over the years in the floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina. You can imagine how excited they were to see all of the books delivered to our school. Students were permitted to come to the library and select books to take home to start their book collection again. They were delighted.
Susan G. Hughes
Librarian, Dr. Charles Richard Drew Elementary School, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
It has been our privilege to offer the donated books to the children of our community. We still have many families living in FEMA campers, struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina. The books represent much more that a chance to escape to some wonderland in a child’s mind—they show that there are people in the world who really care what happens to them, and who love them.
I truly believe that it is important for adults to serve as models for children. Organizations such as Plenty represent large groups of people who believe in giving of themselves, their time, talent, and their resources. This is such a wonderful example for our students to see! When the chance presents itself I hope to see our children giving to others and knowing it is the correct, generous thing to do. In this way your generosity will continue to be far reaching. Thank you again for your kindness. Please know that you are making a big difference in the communities of Buras, Boothville, and Venice.
Your partner in Education, Maria M. Prout, Principal
Boothville-Venice High School, Boothville, LA