When we set out to do this project, our goal was to provide collections of 25 of Isabelle's favorite books to TEN different facilites who were stretched thin, under resourced, yet providing an invaluable service to those in need.
The enormous generosity of our friends, family, and people who were moved by our cause, allowed us to give extra books at Christmas, books to children programs, and spread books and love across the world. We have one more exciting delivery after this before we announce our 2012-2013 project - stay tuned!
Our 11th collection of books goes to the Bradley Angle House in Portland, Oregon!
The mission of Bradley Angle is to offer survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with our communities to create social change.
In 1975, Bradley Angle became the first domestic violence shelter on the West Coast (and only the fourth in the United States). Over the years, our services have expanded to include a 24- hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, community-based advocacy, and three programs unique to Oregon: culturally specific programming for African and African-American survivors, an economic empowerment program called Making Cent$, and support for LGBTQ survivors.
Bradley Angle has a long history of providing local leadership to address unmet community needs and services for domestic violence survivors and their families.
Here's what my dear friend Tracy had to say:
"...I feel like we picked a very special place with kids in an especially difficult time in their lives. I think about them reading Isabelle’s favorite books and escaping into all those happy stories and pictures, and it makes me smile."
THANK YOU Tracy for delivering these books in Portland! We love you.