Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Yesterday my mom, sister and I organized, cleaned and labeled the most recent books delivered to us. First of all thank you so much for all your support. We’ve had books delivered from all over the place.

When we finished getting all the books counted and put away our new total for this year is…  412!! We are still short 78 books to reach our 500 mark. I feel positive that we’ll make it because I have another fabulous friend who told me she will be giving us 100+ in the next week or two. Yay!! We’ll keep you posted on the total that we end up with and where they all go.

I would like to ask anyone who still has books for us to go ahead and bring them over our deadline this year isn’t until February 20th so we still have time. The only other question I ask is that you take care in only sending books that are “LIKE NEW” OR “NEW”. We have receive a lot of books that were just to worn out to give as a gift to a child in the Hospital.

With that said I wanted to explain a little how out book drive works. Our books are given to the staff over the pediatric floors or the hospital’s we choose. Those same books are then “GIVEN” not loaned to the children. These books are truly a Gift from Gabriel. They are to be sent home with children or siblings of children who are in the hospital. So when going through your books a good way to know if they are in good enough condition is to say “Would I feel comfortable wrapping this book up as a gift for a neighbor’s child’s Birthday?” Most of our books are in very good condition but there still have been about 100 that we couldn’t use. So please just be aware of that. Thank you so much and we love you all for such great support.

Friday, January 17, 2014

99 Books Closer to 500

This last week we received two large book donations. Thank you so for your donations. Between those two large donations and 5 new books from some neighborhood friends we now are up to 243.

We’re almost 1/2 way to our goal and we only have 9 days until Gabie’s 5th Birthday.

We will be collecting any books you have through the beginning of February if you don’t have a chance to get them to us before the 26th. Our plan is to take (hopefully) 250 to Portneuf Medical Center in Idaho on February 21st. We’d love to have 250 more that we can divide up between 2 local hospitals, so please please let me know if I can pick some up from you.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Book Drive is Ongoing

Today I decided it was time to get the books that have been donated so far counted cleaned and labeled so I’m not overwhelmed as we get closer to Gabriel’s 5th Birthday.

We have 144 books donated so far. We usually have quite a lot more by this time but I haven’t pushed it as much as I usually do so I’m afraid people are thinking that we are not doing the book drive this year. I promise you we are, we just wanted to have it be a little bit more low key and less stressful. So since we are not pushing I think I’d like to set our Goal for 500 books this year. 100 Books for each Birthday Gabriel should have had by January 26, 2014.

The Monday before Christmas we heard a knock on our door and were surprised to see Madison’s 6th Grade teacher and her children at our door with a box of books. Mrs. Botelho had Madison share our Book Drive with her class and ask the classmates to participate in our annual book drive. So when she came to our house we were surprised to see her because we were only waiting on students to donate books. It turns out the Mrs. Botelho talked to some other teachers and asked them to also participate in our Book Drive. So the box she brought were 57 mostly new books donated to us from the teachers of Sage Hills Elementary. We greatly appreciate their donation and are so thankful to those who find value in helping with this service for as many children as we can reach.

Please remember to let Amy know if you have “new” or “like new” books that you’d like to donate to our Book Drive. You can call or text me at 208-251-1362 or email me at amy@savillefamily.org. You may also give your books to Gary and Colleen Saville in Pocatello or Debie Egley in Lava Hot Springs. We would greatly appreciate any help reaching our goal of 500 books.

Book Drive