Alyssa's Mission

My name is Alyssa and I am 16 years old. I live in Lancaster, PA and I'm in 11th grade. I enjoy cats, dogs, playing soccer, singing, swimming and of course, reading.

I enjoy helping others and I wanted to give kids that don’t have much a way to forget their troubles by reading. Books have helped me, and I want to share my love of books and reading with kids to help them too.

I have been collecting used books from family and friends for the last year and donating them to organizations in Lancaster County, PA that help children who don’t have a home. Some of these places include Milagro House, Clare House, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County, and many more.

Because of the love and encouragement of my family and friends I have been able to make my dream come alive. On Oct 2009, my Mom and I started our Charity called Alyssa’s Bedtime Stories. Our purpose is to donate new books and pajamas to children in need as gifts during the Christmas and Hanukkah season.

Thank you for all your support!