My primary goal is to provide books to children in foster care. Foster care is when children are unable to be with their biological parent and are placed in a foster home. It is intended to be a temporary living situation for children, but not all the time. In the State of New Mexico there are approximately 2700 children throughout the state every day in foster care. These children’s lives have been uprooted and probably they are very frightened. More times than not, they are taken from their home with very little of their own things. To be given a book could help brighten their lives a little.
Second part of my project will be for each chapter to collect new and used books to be donated to children in their areas.
Thirdly, there are many adults in our communities who cannot read. Helping them to learn to read, maybe in the long run, will help their children to read.
New Mexico State Organization
Motto: “Knowledge is Power”
Theme: “Remember the Past, so we can live the Future”
Verse: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Philippian 4:13
My State Regent projects focus on reading.