All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.
-Roald Dahl, Matilda.
This fall, MRC sponsored a book drive with the goal of providing a personal library to two children whose families were partnering with Habitat for Humanity. It was such a treat for MRC President Abby Burke and Vice President JoAnna Hale to meet many of the women who participated in the building process. ‘Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program that encourages women to make a difference while having fun building/renovating homes in their communities. This build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children.’ You can learn more about this powerful program at https://habitatomaha.org/volunteer/local-opportunities/.
Abby and JoAnna also had an opportunity to attend the dedication of the two newly built homes and present books that were collected during the book drive for the children. These children will now have a collection of books for their personal library. The smiles on the children’s face as they opened their packages was priceless.