Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book Drive 2017/2018

It is that time of year again, when we start inviting others to help us in this great cause. We have started accepting donations for the Books from Gabriel book drive.

We will accept donations until January 25th, 2018. We hope to reach at least 500 books however we will take as many as we can get.

Every year we have the honor of delivering these books to local hospitals for patients of the pediatric floors. The hospitals we deliver too love these donations so much and greatly appreciate the joy these books bring to their patients.

Yesterday we had the bitter-sweet opportunity to deliver a couple books to 2 very sweet boys we know that are currently staying at Primary Children's Medical Center. These boys have a very long road of recovery ahead of them and we feel so privileged to bring even a small smile to their faces.

My heart breaks when I see all the hard things many of these children endure, and I am so grateful for the chance to help in any way I can and I invite you to share this joy of giving with our family.

Thank You!


Click on the "How to Donate" tab above for directions on how to donate.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Feeling Behind...

As the time of year comes around to start the book drive again I'm feeling a little behind. I realize that last year I never did a final post on here about where things ended up. I really do not think I have too many (if any) followers on this website except at donation time so I guess life gets busy and it slips my mind. So here is a final count from the 2017 deliveries.

Primary Children's Medical Center received 109 books on 2/8/17
Preston Idaho Hospital received 71 books
Portnuef Medical Center received 106 books on 2/18/17
American Fork Hospital received 110 books &
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center received 111 books.

Final count: we donated 507 books last year. I am so touched with all the many many people who help us to keep this book drive going. This opportunity has been so healing for our family. There are so many pediatric patients out there who can benefit from this act of kindness and service. I've had personal experiences delivering these books that have touch my heart and remind me that this is a worth while cause even if we only deliver a few books.

Last year we had the opportunity to deliver a book to the son of a friend of mine. He has a rare neurological diagnosis called a chiari malformation. He had his first brain surgery last year around the time of our book drive. He will have 2 more surgeries next week. From talking to his mom I know that the when we visited him and dropped by his book he felt special and cared for. When he felt up to it I hope the book was able to give him a pleasant distraction from all the pain and healing he was doing. I hope to bring him another book this year if possible.


As I get ready to roll out the donation information this year I hope you will think about all the family's that will spend their Holiday's in the hospital. I hope you will want to share with them the joy of a story. Stories can help us feel so much joy, peace & love and I'm so honored to deliver the stories you donate to children at as many hospitals as I can.

Thank you again for you continuing love and support.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Book Count Update

So we've been receiving books all weekend and we are now up to 222 books. I also have some funds that have been donated that I will take to buy more books.
We are so happy for every single book that has been donated.
THANK YOU!!

Gabriel Christmas 2009. The book next to him was one of our favorites to take to church.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Current 2017 Book Donations

Yesterday I took the money that has been donated and bought several books. That brings this years count to 134. We have pretty consistently donated 500 books the last several years. Generally we give 100 books to each Hospital we donate to. We would love to have the opportunity to donate to 5 Hospitals again this year. 
Please spread the word and lets see if we can reach the goal of 500 books. 

Thank you!
The Saville Family

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Now that the Holidays are over I'm sending out a reminder about my family’s Books from Gabriel Book Drive. This is a very near to our heart project and we'd love any support we can get.

We have seen so much support in the past 6 years with this book drive we hope to continue seeing it. We have already started receiving books and wanted send out a sincere Thank you to you all.

We hope to have all this year’s books collected by Gabriel's 8th Birthday on January 26th.
Thank you again and please let me know if you have any questions.

Follow this link to learn how to donate.
http://www.booksfromgabriel.org/p/donations.html

Monday, February 29, 2016

Final Count

I know this is been slow coming but I have a final count on our donated books from the book drive this year. The total is approximately 730!! Thank you to all that helped us to reach our goal of 500. I will be delivering the books over the next few weeks to local hospitals.

Pictured: The books donated by those who sent fund to the Usborne fundraiser.

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On February 13th we donated approximately 115 books to Portnuef Medical Center in Pocatello.

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These girls are silly. We loved all the fun super hero wall stickers at Port. Med.

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Thank you to Stacy Egley and her boys for delivering books to the following hospitals:
Preston, Logan Regional and Cache Valley.
156 Books delivered between the 3 hospitals.
Thank you for to all those who donated books through my awesome Sister in Law Stacy!

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Book Drive 2016 Slow Start

We are having a slow start to our book drive this year. As of today we only have 24 books and a box of assorted toys and games donated from Barnes & Noble’s Orem Store. I also have $20 that has been donated to buy books and so far our Usborne Fundraiser is up to $50(which only has 4 days left).

I know we have a few people who have books for us that we haven’t picked up yet so that will deffinitely add to our numbers. On a general note we like to take at least 100 books to each hospital. We set a goal of 500 books this year just like last year but we need your help. We only have 10 days left until Gabriel’s 7th Birthday. Please help us get enough books to donate to a few hospitals.

These books are greatly appreciated. They are given directly to the nurses on the pediatric floors who then deliver them to their patients. I’ve heard many stories of a book being given and calming a freightened child or making a long stay more bearable. Books are not something most Hospitals receive in donations which makes our yearly donation that much more important.

Please remember all the options you have to donate, you can find them here:
How To Donate

Thank you for all your help in bringing joy to all the children who are able to benefit from this book drive. And thank you for helping us, The Saville Family be able to keep Gabriel’s memory alive by serving in his name.

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