- ♥ CEO and President, Dan Shulfelt,of Arizona Helping Hands, a non-profit that gives clothing, toiletries, beds, toys and gifts to foster children in Arizona, invited publisher, Sheri Barbera from Sweetles Press, and author/illustrator Sal Barbera to visit their warehouse.
♥ As they walked through the warehouse, Dan told them there are over 17,000 foster children in Arizona. Then he showed them a program called Birthday Dreams which gives a huge bag of goodies to each child for their birthday, and each bag includes a book.
They had brought with 10 books to donate, but that suddenly seemed very small.
♥ 17,000 Foster Children! They knew ten books wouldn’t make a dent. After mulling over what more they could do to help, they decided to donate a 1000+ books for the Birthday Dreams bag of goodies.
They decided to donate a 1000+ books
♥ As it turned out, 1000+ books are quite a LOT of books. They filled a pallet and weighed 840 lbs. It was so many books they had to ship by truck and that’s where Pilot Freight comes into the story.
Sheri contacted Tom Drake, the Vice President of Pilot Freight Company. She had met him through her store fixture/design business, Display It. She told Tom about their 1000+ book donation to AZ Helping Hands for the foster children. She asked him if he could help out, perhaps ship at a better rate or even add the books to an incoming shipment.
♥ Pilot Freight Company delivers the books!
Not only did Tom reply yes he would be glad to help the foster children – Pilot covered the freight costs in full. His exact words were:
“Yes, we certainly would be happy to help you folks out
with the freight charges for the children’s books.”
Within a day, he had coordinated everything and the books were delivered – with special thanks to Pilot and delivery men Erik and Tyler!
A wonderful day for Arizona Helping Hands!
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