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.

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.

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.


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


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


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!


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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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Book Drive

OK so I’ve struggled finding time to get things going this year so I apologize for not giving earlier notice. But we are excited to announce this is our 6th year doing the Books from Gabriel Book Drive.

Last year we set a goal for 500 books and exceeded it by 329 books. It’s always so exciting to receive so many generous donations. We are so grateful to all of you who participate in our book drive yearly. THANK YOU!!

We would like to set the same goal of 500 books this year but are happy to accept whatever we get. Please remember that because hospitals have a responsibility to keep infection away from their patients we can only accept NEW books. Please call Amy at 208-251-1362 if you have any questions or have books you’d like us to come pick up. You can drop books off to our home or mail them to us at:
2548 Delphinium Way
Saratoga Springs UT  84045

We need books for all ages. Pediatric floors have children from brand new babies to 18 year olds so any kind of book is welcome. Activity books like coloring books, puzzle books and etc. are also wonderful additions. In the last 2 years we’ve also donated some toys like Legos, games and baby toys. The hospitals we ecstatic to receive these generous donations.

We also have the option available to donate funds through PayPal here:
Any funds donated here will be taken to local book stores to buy books to be donated.

Please share this information far and wide even if you can’t donate this year.
Thank you again.
Love The Saville Family

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2014/2015 Book Drive

I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get this post up. We just finished delivering our last set of books last week so now I will do a recap of all the deliveries for you all.

On January 29th 100 Books were delivered to Preston Idaho Hospital by my sweet sister in law and her boys. My nephew Kaleb helped get the books ready to deliver.

Kaleb washing booksPreston Books (1)Preston Books (2)

On January 30th we were able to deliver 207 Books to Portnuef Medical in Pocatello Idaho. We had an amazing reception there from many of the nurses we grew to love as they cared for our Gabie. We were also able to deliver books to 2 sweet little babies while we were at the Hospital.

Portnuef Delivery (2)Portnuef Delivery (5)Portnuef Delivery (7)

On February 2nd we delivered 150 Books to American Fork Hospital.

American Fork Delivery

On February 18th we delivered 123 Books to Timpanogos Regional Hospital.

Timpanogos Regional Delivery

On February 20th we delivered 124 Books to Utah Valley Regional Hospital.

UVR Delivery

And on March 2nd we delivered 125 Books for Riverton Primary Children’s Wing.

Riverton PC Wing

For our 2014/2015 Books From Gabriel Book Drive we donated 829 Books to 6 Hospitals. This was all made possible my all the wonderful people who helped us along the way by donating funds and so many books. We can’t thank you enough!!

To add a little story to this year’s book drive I’d like to tell you about Clayton. Clayton is my nephew and he and Gabe are buddies. When Gabie was here they were always buddies. They are only a few months apart in age, Clayton being a bit older. Clayton was born with Mowat Wilson’s Syndrome, a very rare Syndrome that has made his life more difficult than most little boys. He’s had several surgeries throughout his 6 years and he is always keeping his mom and dad on their toes.

This last week Clayton had a very large seizure. Seizure's are not uncommon for Clayton but this one was larger than most. He and his mom were Life Flighted from the Preston Hospital to the Portnuef Medical Center in Pocatello. Clayton was there for several days while he received the treatment he needed. During his stay he was getting a bit restless and bored one day and his mom asked his nurse if they had anything he could play with. She returned with a few toys and a book. She then proceeded to tell Stacy that a very sweet family donates books every year in memory of their son who passed away specifically for the patients. Stacy cried, when she composed herself she told the nurse (who didn’t know us and wasn’t one of Gabie’s nurses) that she was that little boy’s Aunt. The nurse said oh well then maybe you don’t want the book (I think maybe she was unsure how to react to Stacy’s comment). Stacy then said no we’d really like to keep that book. It is a book from Gabriel and Gabriel and Clayton are buddies. Clayton enjoyed the book throughout his stay. When Stacy sent me a photo of the book I saw something else interesting. The book that was given to Clayton was a book I specifically remember labeling. It was a book mailed to us from Gabriel’s Heart Recipient’s Great Grandma. So in my mind that book came from both Gabriel and Jack(Gabie’s Heart Recipient).


This story is especially tender to our family but these are the kind of stories we’d love to hear from anyone who has ever received a Book From Gabriel during their stay at the Hospital.