"Every story is a ride to someplace and time other than here and now." A.A.Patawan
Below are pictured the very loyal and dedicated volunteers that make up Books for Troops.
Without their hard work and sincere committment to our troops, Books for Troops could not have delivered
over 500,000 books and good will to thousands of our troops who feared they were not remembered.
Books for Troops showed them through our dedicated volunteers and community that this was not so!
BFT Volunteer Joanne Wildy bringing in books to garage space donated by Oak Brook Commons in Clifton Park; books are sorted and stored in the garage until mailed out.
The greatest gift is a book. It consoles, it distracts, it excites, it experiences places outside the world. Elizabeth Harwick
The community of Clifton Park helping collate comics being sent to our Troops
Ellen Keegan, Founder and Director of Books For Troops, Inc., organizing books by category
Karen and John Sapone, BFT Volunteers, browsing through books thry collected at a book drive
Nabeel Saeed bringing books to the Post Office from our office in Halfmoon
Brian Wolfe, BFT Volunteer and first recipient of our BFT Scholarship. Even though Brian is at college in Massachusetts, he finds time each vacation home to come and help with the mailing and moving of books!
Mary Partridge Brown at her facility, Grassroot Givers, that she created to help poor & homeless in Albany, providing food, clothing, etc. Her special interest is in providing & making more books available for children. She is a very strong supporter of Books For Troops, Inc. by donating an endless suppport of adult books for our troops.
With books I am able to place my own concerns aside and curl myself up in the cocoon of somebody else's imagination, Kate Kerrigan