santa and volunteering

This past weekend, while walking around downtown Ithaca I happened upon a large crowd of people staring up at a building.  Soon I could see Santa and some elves rappelling down the side!  This is something that takes place in Ithaca every year.  Afterward, kids could line up to visit with Santa.  Santa

I did not stay for that part in case you where wondering.  Actually, I was on my way to join a group of other young professionals volunteering with books through bars.  This is a volunteer based non-profit organization that sends books and educational materials to prisoners by request.  The letters they receive sometimes ask for very specific authors or titles, although usually it is for a genre.  All of the books mailed by the organization are donated, which makes finding specific titles is difficult.  It was a great experience and I hope the books we mailed will be enjoyed.

http://booksthroughbars.org/

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