But first, I am passing along some information about Books for Daniel. I didn't know Daniel or his parents, but I heard his story from a friend of mine who is a friend of theirs. Daniel's mom was lucky enough to be involved with a mom's group who organized this initiative to honor the memory of Daniel Metz. While I've suffered a very different loss than the Metz family, I can relate to the comfort of knowing that there are so many people out there sending love and support. If you are willing and can afford a donation, please send a book in memory of Daniel.
I was given the following information to share with you:
In Memory of Daniel R. Metz – Sharing one little boy’s love of reading with his community.
Daniel Metz was a three-year-old who always had a book in hand. Although an accident claimed his life in July 2011, his passion for learning continues on through those who knew and loved him.
Books for Daniel was created as a way to share Daniel’s love of books with children in his community of Maryland Heights, Mo. We’re asking anyone interested to purchase a new copy of your favorite children’s book and donate it to our Books for Daniel drive now through September 30, 2011. Each book will receive a Books for Daniel label before it is distributed to Rose Acres Elementary School, the preschool Daniel would have attended. In addition, books will be provided to the Pattonville School District to expand its school libraries and to Pattonville Parents as Teachers so that children in need can receive the gift of reading from a special little boy.
Show us how Daniel is impacting your life! Snap a photo of you or your children reading the book before you turn it in and let us know why it’s your favorite. It’s not only a great way to honor Daniel, it introduces your fellow readers to some incredible books they might not know about!
Every time a child opens a Book for Daniel, we know Daniel is guiding him or her on that incredible adventure found only in books.
If you are interested in making a book donation:
- The mailing address can be found on the Books for Daniel Site, click here.
- Books should be suited for children in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.
- You can follow the progress of Books for Daniel on the Facebook Page, click here.