Florida Region's Circuit 10 collected 1,000 books for children in care

Keila Caban, family case manager in Circuit 10, organized a children’s book drive to benefit children in One Hope United’s care. The drive was held from September 20 – October 18, 2010 with an initial goal to collect 150 children’s books.

Keila and her helpers smashed their goal! More than 1,000 books were collected and distributed to the children and families served by One Hope United in Highlands and Hardee counties. The purpose of the drive was to promote reading to the children, parents and caregivers active in Circuit 10’s programs; thus, enhancing literacy in the community served.

Keila went to several homes early this week to personally deliver the books.

“All of the children were so excited and it made me feel good to know that I was a part of that process,” said Keila. “It was an amazing feeling. I encourage all case managers to take books to the children on their cases. You won’t regret it. Promote literacy to children in care.”

Thank you Keila for your initiative!

Pictured from left to right: Lia Rodriguez, Keila Caban and Brooke Anderson.