It's that time of year! Story Spark will once again curate gift sets that include quality books and related educational/play items for Amarillo children from low-income families during the holiday season by partnering with local organizations that serve children 6 weeks to 10 years old.
Our mission: The Story Spark Holiday Project aims to enrich the lives of children from low-income families by providing them and their families book-based learning opportunities through quality books and related educational/play items.
We hope to SPARK deeper bonds, curiosity, and a love of learning for the children and their families.
How do we achieve this? Our local partnering organizations provide just enough information for us to carefully curate gifts that match each recipient's/child's interests, home language, and developmental stage.
100% of the funds collected through our GoFundMe will help purchase books and related activities.
In addition, we have partnered with St. Andrews Episcopal School in Amarillo to collect new book donations during the School Book Fair. If you would like to make a local in-kind donation of books, related activities, or wrapping materials, there are drop-off locations at the school. Please no holiday-specific books or religiously-themed materials.
History: This is only our third year organizing the Story Spark Holiday Project, but we have had tremendous success and increased our impact each year!
In 2020, we raised $1150 and provided gifts to 65 children in Amarillo.
In 2021, we raised $1500, collected more than 120 in-kind donations, and provided gifts to 115 children.
In 2022, we hope to extend our giving even more!
How can you help?
1. Join me in extending the Story Spark experience to Amarillo families in need this Holiday season by donating any amount you can.
2. Help spread the word!
3. If you are interested in helping or supporting in some other way, leave me a message.
Thank you so much for supporting Story Spark and our community! Let's spread peace, love, and books together!