Recently we received a donation that included a recent set of encyclopedias in very good condition. If you are not familiar with our donation policies we don’t normally accept sets of encyclopedias because they are not very sellable. In this case we knew we needed to get this set to an organization who could use them.
We were fortunate enough to find the Sunrise Montessori School and the Sequoia Class who were more than glad to receive the donation. Once we delivered the books we went back to sorting, cleaning and boxing more books for the next sale.
Imagine our delight when a mail delivery brought us this Thank You Card from the school. The card is a one of a kind creation and certainly shows their thanks for the books. The message on the front says “Thanks for the good book, Bruce!” Bruce being Bruce Taylor our incomparable Book Sale Manager. We couldn’t wait to open the card to see what was inside.
Here is what we found! A carefully researched and written thank you by one of the students, Gioia who we understand is in the 5th grade. The text of the card reads:
“Thank you so much for the encyclopedias!
Just so you know I didn’t know how to spell encyclopedia until I looked inside an encyclopedia you gave our class.
It was outstandingly kind hearted of you! And I have seen at least 8 (and counting)people use one of the encyclopedias donated to help them spell a word, find a definition, or learn something they didn’t know before. Hopefully this thank you letter has given you at least a small insight on how grateful we are for the generously gifted encyclopedias! And in case you didn’t see it before…
Fondly, the Sequoia class!
Written by Gioia”
And here are the signatures of the grateful students of the Sequoia Class.
We can’t think of a more perfect illustration why many, many of us spend many, many hours a week receiving and sorting donations; cleaning and repairing them; stocking the sale area in the lobby of the Napa County Library; boxing and storing books for the sales; and, setting up and working the sales.