In collaboration with the Camarillo Amber’s Light Lions Club, Macy’s donated over 1,000 books to Many Mansions! Current subscribers can view the article and pictures online through the VC Star website.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Diego Sanchez’s face lit up as Del Hernandez, store manager of Macy’s Thousand Oaks, asked him if he liked to read.
The question came Tuesday at the Many Mansions Shadow Hills homework club. Macy’s provided 1,035 books through the Reading is Fundamental campaign.
The youngsters, ranging in age from 5 to 11, were allowed to choose a book to take home.
Diego, 8, picked a “Star Wars” book.
“I love Star Wars,” he said. “I like the Jedi.”
Hernandez was delighted. He said every Macy’s was allowed to choose a local organization that would benefit from the program.
“Seeing those smiles is what it’s all about,” Hernandez said. “This is awesome to see right here, down the street from our store, how we are impacting children right here in Thousand Oaks.”