I wanted to give a special Thank You 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”
And thank you to my sister-in-law, Jill, for her generous donation of inspirational Origami Owl jewelry for the women!!
If I’ve forgotten anyone, I’m sorry!
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 Columbus Dispatch did a wonderful feature of this project. The article can be read here.
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.