Talk about an initiative that can have a lasting impact.
Meet 9-year old Tyler Fugett, who has done something truly special, and even used his hard-earned allowance to do so.
The passionate young scholar has donated hundreds of books to inmates at his local jail in Clarksville, TN. He originally donated 100 to start, but just last week, Tyler donated another 100, saying this:
“I don’t want people to think bad things while they are in jail,” Tyler said, according to a press release provided to The Huffington Post. “I want people to get out and not do bad things again.”
The police department relies strictly on donations for things like books since taxpayer dollars don’t cover these sorts of investments for inmates. “Tyler’s generosity is truly appreciated,” says public information officer Sandra Brandon.
I think we can all learn a thing or two from Tyler’s amazing act and hopefully government officials are paying attention and can make lasting changes to support this reading initiative.
Way to go, Tyler!