Six authors made visits to children's hospitals and urban programs in Tennessee, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Washington and Florida, as part of a coordinated effort to deliver and read books with good moral values. Pictured - Bryan Davis visited the Boy's & Girl's Club of Memphis, Christopher Hopper visited Samaritan Medical Center (Watertown, NY), The Miller Brothers visited Mary Bridge Children's Hospital (Tacoma, WA) and Scott Appleton visited Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Hartford, CT). Not pictured was Wayne Batson's visit to Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD, and Eric Reinhold's visit to Frontline Outreach in Orlando, FL.
Between the visit to Read Fresno and the Children's Hospital of Central California, Fresno, the eight authors of the Fantasy Fiction Tour gave out hundreds of free books, read to groups and visited one-on-one with children in the cancer ward to try and brighten their day and leave them with a personally signed book to enjoy, long after the authors were gone. Generous corporate sponsors provided the funds to purchase the authors books, at cost from their publishers.
fantasy fiction tour authors visit 8 Faith-based authors traveled over 8 days, from Seattle to San Diego and made a stop at Read Fresno along the way. Best selling authors; Donita K. Paul, Bryan Davis, Wayne Thomas Batson, Christopher Hopper, L B Graham, Jonathan Rogers, Sharon Hinck and Eric Reinhold, interacted with the children, read portions of their books and signed copies for the kids. Character 4 Kids, Inc, provided copies through donations from corporate sponsors.
Scouts from Troop 687, led by Kyler Reinhold, for his Eagle Project, delivered over 200 books to Frontline Outreach. Frontline Outreach is Orlando's oldest outreach to urban children. Ten scouts read to the younger children and then provided books for them as well as the middle school aged youth. In addition, over one hundred books were donated to the Frontline library. Kyler coordinated with Character 4 Kids, Inc., for book donations.
REACHING CHILDREN IN BOLIVIA
Kim Reinhold and daughters, Kara and Kaylyn Reinhold read books to orphans outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Over the 10 day period each summer volunteers spend their time with 60 boys at the orphanage and also go out into the community to do "Side Walk Sunday School," to help connect the children to local churches in their community who can be of assistance to them all year long.
If you have an interest in going one summer, please contact us.
FUN GAMES & BOOKS
C4K funded the building of "GaGa Ball" for the children of The Hub, an after-school program in Lakeland, Florida. Kara Reinhold, a Senior, Social Work Major, at Southeastern University has been volunteering at The Hub and showed the kids how to play this exciting game. She also delivered books for the children.
Part of Kyler Reinhold's Eagle Scout project was to deliver and donate books to Orlando children's hospitals. 685 books in total were donated, at a retail value of over $10,000. Over 100 books were delivered for children in Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital and the Florida Hospital for Children, by Scouts from Troop 687.