The Generosity of a Child

December 22, 2022 | By Benay Hicks

As 2022 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting upon the words of the children and families with whom we partnered with this year — the notes of encouragement, the feedback, and the shared love of books and stories. 

One of the notes we received earlier this year was from an elementary school student who wrote: 

Upon reading this sweet letter, I am struck by the sentence, “I sent off one of my books to my brother and he loves it.” The generosity and thoughtfulness inspires me; at a young age, this little reader already understands the importance of giving the gift of books and stories.

If you have already donated to Book Harvest in 2022, thank you! You are helping kids build home libraries that will fuel their imaginations and nourish their young minds.


Interested in joining the author of this note in the spirit of giving? There is still time to make a 2022 tax-deductible donation to Book Harvest to help us provide books for every child, support for every parent, and literacy for every community!

And if you are still searching for the perfect holiday gift for a loved one, consider a donation to Book Harvest in honor of someone special. Plus, you can download a fillable donation certificate, tie a ribbon around it, and give it as a gift! And if you share your honoree’s contact info when you make your gift, and your honoree will receive a personal notification from us of your generous gesture.