The Ladies for Literacy and Mission of Yahweh held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil a newly-renovated children’s library generously funded by the Guild through proceeds from the Power of Literacy luncheon. Dedicated in memory of Barbara Bush, the woodland animal-themed library has new furniture, shelving, comfortable seating and hundreds of books for children to read and enjoy. Ladies for Literacy President Donatella Benckenstein, along with Grants Committee Co-Chair Betty Hrncir, and Cindy Puryear and Sandra Shenkir devoted countless hours of their time and talent towards the renovation project. This library is the second community-based Barbara Bush Children’s Library funded by the Ladies for Literacy Guild. “Reading is the gateway out of poverty and leads to a bright future,” said Richard Hill, Mission of Yahweh Executive Director. “We are deeply grateful to Ladies for Literacy Guild for creating a library for our children and their families to learn together.”
The Mission of Yahweh addresses the needs of resident children who suffer developmental, emotional, social and educational effects from homelessness. Through Mission of Yahweh’s children’s programs, developmental and educational programs are provided to stabilize homeless children and place them on a level playing field with other students.