In honor of National Book Reading Day this year, Copart Phoenix held a Book Drive to benefit a local women’s shelter. One of the location’s Title Clerks, Katy Housel, came up with and organized the book drive as a way to give back to their local community.
“I am thankful for what I have, and if I can give back to help somebody out, I am all for it. I believe that no matter what time of year it is we can always help out somebody,” said Katy.
“In the past, I have organized food and water drives for the homeless, and we also do cards for our troops here at Copart Phoenix. There is always a need for help, and I always want to be a part of it.”
Delayne Montemayor, Title Clerk at Copart Phoenix was one of the participants of the book drive. Delayne donated several large boxes of books for all ages ranging from children to adults.
“This was important to me because I have known women with children who have had to stay in a shelter. I think that it’s important for people in these situations to have an outlet; something to temporarily distract their thoughts from what they are going through,” said Delayne.
“A good book can transport you to another place and time, away from your current situation—to a happy place. There is no other greater feeling than giving back to your community.”
These books were donated and will be a great gift to anyone that has had to leave their previous environment and seek out the women’s shelter.
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