How does a small teen-based organization move a mountain of books? With the help of friends! Tim Tuttle, center, of Northside Naples Kiwanis Club rounded up a small work force to help clear the shelves as the Book Warehouse closed its doors, ensuring its 10,000-book donation to K is for Kids could reach Collier & south Lee students.
You can also see the story on WINK-TV news by click here http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2012-01-23/Out-of-business-bookstore-donates-books
or on YouTube http://youtu.be/e1Vsxnjntxk.
Moving a mountain of books was a daunting task for K is for Kids’ small teen volunteer based organization, made even more challenging by the fact that the move had to be executed on a Monday morning when Teen Advisory Team members were in their high school classrooms. Thankfully, Tim Tuttle (third from left above) came to the rescue, recruiting Chris LeBlanc and other Northside Kiwanis Club members. K is for Kids thanks this special team who had to put all other matters aside to create a “small work force” to help pack up and transport the books to a new location — donated just in time by Cypress Self Storage in Naples.
- Photo at right: Tim and his two sons stand at center with Teen Advisory Team members Danielle, second from left and Nicole, second from right. Many thanks to two other students from Gulf Coast and Naples High Schools. The students volunteered to unload the mountain of books after school. Cypress Self Storage donated large air conditioned rooms for the books.
Many thanks to WINK-TV and Lauren Pastrana for covering the story!
Link here to see the news coverage by WINK-TV: