Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ah, Those Baldwin Boys!

No! I don't mean Billy, Daniel and Alec, those pillars of Hollywood society that will leave the country depending on the outcome of an election!

I mean Kyle and Brady who are written up in today's issue of American Profile that comes with the Saturday paper. Two Eagle Scouts, ages 17 and 15, who understand the value of being able to read. How can you not have faith in a youngster who says "I have about a billion books" and "we'd rather read than play video games"?

Finding that literacy was an issue in their community and learning that many of the local kids grow up never owning a book, the boys took it upon themselves to do something about it. The joy of reading would not be denied.

They set up their own non-profit, approached everybody and anybody to donate books and money - and they give the books to the kids. When funds run short they reach into their own pockets to keep things going. They hope to take the program nationwide with the help of their website .

They won't be leaving the country any time soon regardless of who is President. They're too busy trying to make their community the best that it can be.

Talk about star power. These Baldwin boys are on my "A" list!

1 comment:

Word Tosser said...

just when you think there is little hope, along comes kids like these that bring in the sunshine.
Bravo to them... and all of those like them..