A big cheer for Patricia Lanchester, property manager at the James Lee Court Apartments in Oakland, California! Ms. Lanchester has set up a lending library for the children living in the affordable housing units.
Dear Reader to Reader,
On behalf of the kids of James Lee Court, I’d like to thank you for the generous donation of new reading material. I have organized a reading club for our underprivileged kids and I am hoping to affect their education by making reading fun this summer.
The Reader To Reader books are currently being sorted and tagged so that each child has an opportunity to read and borrow the books at their leisure.
We are a non-profit organization with no funds for things such as community services, but we have been blessed in many small ways.
(The apartments are owned by Dignity Housing West, Inc. an affordable housing developer with IRS tax-exempt status. Dignity Housing West was founded in 1989 as a 3-way partnership between the First Unitarian Church, a community based church with a history of service; Oakland Union of the Homeless, a group of homeless-rights advocates and crusaders; and Oakland Community Housing, Inc.)