Patricia Gangwer, Richmond’s Little Free Libraries, Richmond, CA

A woman stands next to a blue wooden house that keeps books safe for the community to use.The Pollination Project grant has helped our community come together around a social equity issue – which is access to literature, good books and information, and the promotion of literacy in the city. We love the fact that Richmond’s Little Free Libraries are like small oases that have sprung up in many locations in the “book desert” areas of the city. Currently, there are no book stores in Richmond, CA, and library hours have been severely limited by budget cuts. We have created a community of readers of all ages, races, religions, genders and socioeconomic levels, who are dedicated to seeing Richmond’s Little Free Libraries succeed in providing everyone access to books. I, personally, have met many people who belong to organizations that are now working in partnership with our project. It is wonderful that we can now mutually support each other in our combined efforts to increase and develop a literate society.

I am telling all my friends and colleagues about the amazing Pollination Project and the wonderful work you are doing.The Richmond’s Little Free Library project is a source of joy (and sometimes a little heartache) for me and the volunteers who work with me. Thank you so much for helping us make it happen.

As a funding partner, you have provided guidance, inspiration and encouragement to those of us who took part in your many extra offerings such as webinars, salons and on-line communication. I am not on any social media, but I was still able to access so much information with your presence on Youtube, and through emails. I think the Pollination Project has spoiled me as you are so much more than just a “funding partner,” but a generous, caring and mindful resource for creating positive change in our world.

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