Just weeks after they were donated by TTI employees, children’s books have been turned over to a Bryan-College Station area community center and a book donation agency. TTI Day staff members Susan Chrysler and Beverly Kuhn presented The Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (BVCAA) and Reach Out and Read with some of the more than 500 books that were donated as part of this year’s annual TTI charitable event, the Half Price Books Half Pint Library Book Drive.
“It’s nice to see TTI’s efforts getting to the kids we were trying to help,” said Kuhn, who was head of charitable contributions for TTI Day. “When the children in the waiting room of the BVCAA health center saw us with all the books, their eyes lit up.”
Organizations in other areas of the state where TTI has offices will also receive donated books. Among the Texas recipient hospitals and community centers benefiting from the charitable event are the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, the Far North Austin Community Health Center in Austin, and the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Center for Children and Families in San Antonio.
TTI employees in the urban offices were thankful to be able to donate books in their local communities. Texas A&M University System Chancellor Mike McKinney, who was guest speaker for TTI Day, was also a donor of children’s books.
“The gifts TTI is giving today will help local children for a lifetime,” said local Reach Out and Read Project Coordinator Marian Stroustrup. “The books that are being donated to the health center will enable countless children to be better prepared to start school and will give them the gift of reading, something so many of us take for granted.”