Books And Toys Donated To Bring Smiles To Kids

The Greater Good, with Capstone Books, Donates to Children's Home Society

The Greater Good and Capstone Books teamed together to donate 1,000 books to the Children’s Home Society in South Dakota.

The Children’s Home Society serves children who are going through hard times at home. The Sioux Falls location homes 98 children and the Black Hills location holds nearly 70 children.

Along with the books, Creative KidStuff, a company out of Minnesota, donated a couple boxes filled with toys for incentives, gifts and activities for the children.

Karla Ball, the Grants Administrator with GreatGood.org, said the goal was for the kids to have a sense of ownership with the new books.

“Capstone Books said they wanted to get books into the hands of children. They are their very own books. They aren’t going to a classroom or library, something for them to keep,” said Ball.

Evie Brower, a Title One Reading Specialist at the Children’s Home Society, said the donation has been a thrill to the teachers.

“The teachers are getting excited about gifting the books to the children. It’s Christmas season so it all fits,” said Brower.

Brower also said the impact a book can have on a child’s life cannot be overlooked.

“For a child to have a book in their hands is power. I’ve watched kids learn how to read better and I’ve watched as they get better in their reading, so does their self-esteem,” said Brower.

Ball said the partnership between the Greater Good and Capstone Books donates 230,000 books across the country.

The Greater Good charity is associated with Curtis Squire Incorporated. Curtis Squire Inc. is the parent company of Red River Broadcasting, which is the owners of KDLT.