This story is so sweet and so special that I felt it really needed it’s own article. In Missouri City, Texas Khloe Moutra has started her own campaign called “A Book and A Smile” to try to get “one million books to one million kids.” Disney heard about her mission and on Good Morning America they announced that they were giving her 1,000 books.
Here’s the video and her story from ABC 13 Houston:
It all started when she saw Officer Jessica Berry with her long red braid (yay redheads!)
She was afraid of her at first but her grandmother, Billye, didn’t want her to fear police so she visited the Missouri City Police Department to find Officer Berry. Since then they have all been good friends.
Billye wanted her grandchildren, and other children, to trust the police in an emergency so she asked Khloe what police could do to make them feel safe and she suggested the idea of giving books, because she herself loves books.
Then Khloe used her own money to start buying books. When friends and family heard about her mission they also donated books or money. The books were then given to the police department to distribute to the community. They named her program “A Book and A Smile.” Her goal right now it to get books to families who can’t go out the library because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney heard about her program and when Khloe and Billye were on “Good Morning America” they were told that Disney worked with Disney Publishing to donate 1,000 books to Khloe’s program for her community.
It’s such an amazing story. I love how people can make a difference no matter how old they are. This is something I’ve tried to teach my children. This story is inspiring and amazing and I really wanted to share it with all of you.
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Source: ABC13 Houston
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