My name is James MacAulay, and I’m 13 years old. Recently, I donated about 800 books to the Bridge of Books Foundation for my Bar Mitzvah project. When I dropped the books off, I was shown pictures of smiling kids. Kids that were so happy to get a book. I was told that this is what people like me created every time they gave a book to this foundation.

Books mean a lot to me. In fact, I want to become an author when I grow up. Books can take you on all different kinds of adventures.

At one point, my mom showed me pictures of kids that had gotten my books. I remember seeing a little girl’s face lit with delight holding a Dr. Seuss book that I had donated.

I loved collecting these books knowing they would go to somebody who needed them. It warmed me inside to see so many happy receivers. I hope that anyone who has the chance to donate books to the Bridge of Books Foundation will do it immediately.