Inspirational Library for Amethyst Recovery Center
A special Thank You goes out to everyone who donated inspirational non-fiction and fiction books to help us build an inspirational library for the women at Amethyst Recovery Center.
Upper Arlington Public Library
Tri-Village Lion’s Club
Columbus Metropolitan Library
SharonBrooke Assisted Living
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church
Ginny Flint and “The Angels”
What is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a holistic recovery center for women. They are provided with housing, food, counseling, treatment programs, and career coaching in a family environment. In exchange, they must abstain from all drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and be commited to a full recovery and entrance into the workplace.
While all material needs are provided for them through this program, dedication and commitment must come from within. That is where the power of a great book comes in.
We hope this library continues to inspire them on their journey to recovery and, most importantly, reminds them that they are supported and loved.
The library is up and running. If you have books you would like to donate, please contact Amethyst directly to see if they have room for more. Thank you!!
Or, if you have a few inspirational books you can part with, keep them in your car to give to homeless people you come across. The right book at the right time can truly change lives.
Greeting Card Mission For Foster Kids
Maggie May’s has completed the mission to donate 500 volunteer-made greeting cards for kids and teens in local foster and group homes.
The volunteers ranged from ages 3 to 93!
We dropped off half of the cards (250 of them!) to Jessica at My Very Own Blanket. They are a wonderful organization that has given thousands of volunteer-made blankets to foster kids over the years. They are going to give a handmade card along with a blanket to a foster child to help them feel loved and secure.
The rest (250 cards) were dropped off to Franklin County Children’s Services to be given to the kids and teens in their programs.
This mission could not have been accomplished without all of the help! Thank you to all the kids, adults, and seniors who helped make these greeting cards.
And thank you to Dublin Recreation Center, Whole Foods-Dublin, Whole Foods-UA, Columbus Museum of Art, Mrs. Chrisenberry, The Art Chix and Aussie Fit Hilliard for your help!
We hope these cards will help brighten someone’s day and give encouragement and hope to a child.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Where are you? Where is the amethyst house? What a wonderful way you have of reaching out. What a wonderful way you have of bringing God’s gifted the opportunity to gift others. I am richer for knowing you and richer for joining where two or more are gathered.
The Amethyst House is in downtown Columbus, OH. Thank you for your kind words . The library was made possible by many generous donations!
Maggie, I read your article in the June guidepost and I too read Embrace by the Light and loved it. I am asking do you have any other inspirational books that you can recommend I read like this one. I so enjoy reading inspirational books. I sometimes find myself in dark place and reading a good book takes me to a HAPPY place. Thanks for any recommendations.
If you like near death experience books, it seems like there’s no shortage of them right now.
I just started reading a daily devotional book that you might like called Until Today! by Iyanla Vanzant. It’s an older book, but it might be nice if you want short daily bits of inspiration. I also loved The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Here is a list someone compiled and it has a lot of good ones if you need more ideas 🙂 http://youqueen.com/inspiration/50-inspirational-books-that-can-change-your-life/ Hope this helps!!!
What a special cause created by a special person! I’m sure this will brighten the day of many deserving children. God bless you!!
Thank you! I hope so! xo