After just giving up my job in the travel industry in NYC to spend more time with my family and help my husband with his growing media company, I found I had time to think about the things that really matter… I have 3 gorgeous girls (9,15 and 17) that have amazing schools and a great NYC life. So more than health, happiness, and love, what else is there?
After moving to NYC from Australia 4 years ago, my children had to transition to a new life and a new culture. One of the things that helped our girls (and us) in this transition was the books they read, whether it was a novel they read to spark their vivid imaginations or a book about the history of this new country that they now called home. Our schools and communities are not short of the simple resources that make our children learn and grow into incredible young adults. I couldn’t imagine being in a school or country without these resources.
I heard about Library for All through my friend Tanyella Evans, just as the team at Library for All was launching its kickstarter campaign. What struck a chord with me was that there are children around the world that don’t have the resources that my children have. One thing about Tanyella that really drew me in was her passion – “we can make a difference”. This little phrase over the next couple of days just kept ringing in my head. And the only way to make a difference is to do something. It was then that I asked Tanyella what I could do to help.
Working at Library For All has been a joy and I can’t wait to see the changes that we can make in the lives of the children in Haiti and beyond. I don’t think I have ever worked in a place where the people are so committed and so passionate about change. It really doesn’t take much. By just giving $10 today and finding 10 of your friends to give $10 we can start to revolutionize the way children around the world learn. Education should be for all, not just those that can afford it.