Many thanks to my dear friend, Dr. Rachel Smook in Massachusetts, for delivering a set of Bubbles for Isabelle books to the Rainbow Child Development Center. She did a beautiful job!
Here's what she had to say:
Kelley. Thank you again so much for entrusting me with the February delivery of Isabelle's books. Rarely have I had the chance to do something so meaningful, to participate in bringing so much joy to so many in such a short time. This morning I visited the amazing Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, MA. I had the chance to share Isabelle's books (and of course bubbles!) with sixty four preschool children, many of whom come from families that are Department of Children and Families-involved. These kids have had tough starts in life and their committed teachers, staff, and director are helping to make an incredible difference for them. I was blown away by the range of services they're able to access at this phenomenal facility. The kids were so excited to fill their classrooms with bubbles and to explore the new books we brought. I was truly touched to be able to be a part of Bubbles for Isabelle's beautiful outreach. Isabelle is never far from our minds and hearts around here, but this morning her love and joy made their way to children who really, really needed both. All any of us really have at the ends of our lives are the impacts we've made on the people with whom we share this planet. Isabelle's impact goes on and on. Today alone, sixty-four children who never met her were touched by her life and her gifts. It was an honor to be there to see it.
The Worcester local paper covered the book hand-over in a lovely article, which you can access here.