Maddy’s Annual Children’s Book Drive- An Update

Remember me posting a while back about Maddy’s Annual Children’s book drive? (If you missed it you can catch up it HERE )

Thanks to the wonderful people who donated, the goal of collecting 3,000 books was surpassed!!!  Over 3,200 books were donated to this great cause that brings books into the hands of children!  The drop off books to the charities began yesterday.

A big shout out and THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this, and if you missed out, don’t worry, you can save up your books for next year!


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Maddy’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Drive

Mark your calendars for Maddy’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Drive!

Sunday June 14 from 1-4pm at

Revels Performing Arts Center, LLC
4227 Center St, Deer Park, Texas 77536

In memory and celebration of Maddy’s 7th Birthday, please join us by donating a gently used or new children’s book. All books will go to various children’s charities. All children and their families are welcome. It wouldn’t be a party without them, and Maddy always loved a good party!

Maddy was a beautiful and vivacious little girl who drowned shortly before her fourth birthday. Her parents Bill and Vanessa are two of my hero’s. They get up every day and live life to the fullest extent possible in memory of this beautiful little angel of a girl. Each year in honor of Maddy’s birthday, a children’s book drive is held with the sole purpose of trying to get a book into the hands of every child regardless of their circumstances. All of the books are donated to different charities and organizations depending on their need.  Maddy loved books and reading! She was very fortunate to have access to as many books as she could get her hands on in the short time that she was here. Join us in celebration of Maddy’s birthday and help make reading a possibility for all children. If you can’t make the event you can mail books to the address listed above to help make a difference in a child’s life.

Last year a little over 2,700 books were collected. Can we help make it 3,500 this year?


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