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A teen collected 2,000 books for kids at a DC homeless shelter


Jack Holland, 14, of Montgomery County, Maryland wanted to do something special for young people living at his local homeless shelter.

“I was thinking well I love to read and I’m sure they don’t have books,” he told WJLA.

With help from nearby churches and schools, Jack was able to gather 2,000 kids books for the shelter.

Thirty-six different families live in the D.C. General Homeless Shelter and many of them are children. Holland decided what the kids there could really use was a library.

“Instead of video games and electronics, this is actually a great thing for the children to do," a mom from the shelter said.

It took Holland a little over nine months to organize the project.

Aaminah McMillan, a young girl who lives at the shelter said she was excited to start reading,

“You can do stuff by yourself and you can actually learn things about these books."

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