We're starting up our annual project to collect new and gently-used children's books and make sure children in need in our community receive a gift of books this holiday season. Altrusa will also purchase additional books, especially in Spanish, to add to those donated by people in and around our town.
Thank you, Montrose, for making a difference in our community!
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is an organization serving abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and find themselves in the courts and child welfare system through no fault of their own. CASA helps to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through advocacy and interaction, and the local office serves Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties.
The books will be read in the library and also be given to children wanting to keep the books.
Since the dedication, Mason has reported the children and their families are enjoying the books and some of the books have been taken home. The book collection was supplemented by Thomas and Stephanie Keller, who donated books from Hastings, and to Freddie Hancock of Montrose Manor who also donated books.