Aileen Kirkham, Library Volunteer

I give to Boys and Girls Country in memory of my dad, Gene Gardner, and his brother, Wiley. My dad was 10 when his mom died. Due to his father’s negligence, they were forced to move to a variety of places. If there would have been a faith-based oasis of caring like Boys and Girls Country then, he and his brother would have had much happier childhoods. Not only do I donate to Boys and Girls County, I volunteer. I get to witness the need for this oasis every week. I have donated for over 20 years and will continue to do so. I hope you will, too!