Image Source Partners with CFA to Provide Books for Youth Program
For avid readers, the chance to escape into the pages of a story can provide relief from stress. That is the experience we were able to bring to 90 adolescent boys ranging in age from 12-17 at three Trinity Youth Services Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs. The Children’s Foundation of America works every day to provide more for children to bring normalcy to youth who are unable to live with their families. Thanks to a generous donation from Image Source, we were able to create an on-campus library for youth in Apple Valley, Yucaipa and El Monte.
When the books arrived to Trinity Youth Service’s Apple Valley residential campus, one ambitious youth was inspired to create a book club! He wrote up a proposal, got it approved and started hosting gatherings of teens to discuss their new books. He then created signs to put up in each dorm to let all the boys know that new books were available to be checked out.
We scoured recommended book lists of classics and contemporary novels, and came up with a list of 64 titles from authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Orson Scott Card, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells and JK Rowling. With continued donations, we can add to these libraries each year and provide additional enrichment opportunities for these youth.
If you are interested in contributing to the libraries at Trinity Youth Services, please call 800-543-7730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carrie Palmer, Development Specialist
Carrie oversees the day-to-day operations and staffing of the Foundation. Among her many tasks, she is responsible for seeking out and applying to grants for the Foundation as well as overseeing fundraising events and donations. Above all, Carrie’s focus is to identify and access resources in order to help children heal, learn and thrive. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of San Diego in 2001 and a master’s degree in public administration at Cal Poly Pomona in 2005. Carrie is a book lover who enjoys spending much of her time with her family and, when given the opportunity, jumps at the chance to travel the world with her mother and daughter.