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The Book

I Volunteer at the Women and Family Emergency Shelter on Wednesday evenings. I brought books to share a couple of months ago, and recommended one in particular to an elderly lady. Last week she told me how much she was enjoying the book, and I mentioned that if I ever saw it again I would buy it for my home library. She approached me last night with something in her was the book. She had wrapped it, using a toilet paper wrapper as gift wrap. She fashioned a rose out of toilet paper and affixed it to the package. She also gave me a card, which reads,

Dear Mam,

I would lke to "thank you mam" for letting me read "Shadow Divers", very much. I laughed and cried with the characters. It is a great book! Thanks from the bottom of me (sic) heart.


Needless to say this is a gift that I will cherish for a very long time. I will probably never take the wrapping paper off of the book.

Mary Peldo

Volunteer Opportunities Houston
Star of Hope Mission

Comments for The Book

Name: evelyn
Time: Monday, March 5, 2012

This is touching.....i myself volunteered at Star of Hope and was treated very kindly by everyone. I can't wait to go back to help again. Soon I hope I can be there once a week like you.

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