24. Tutor Homeless Children
Megan Tingley is a children's book editor at Little Brown and Co. in Boston. Troubled by the large number of homeless--especially children--whom she encountered on Boston streets, she decided to do something to help them. Drawing on her own talents and experience, she created a small library at the Boston Family Shelter.
With the help of four co-workers and a grant from Time, Inc., Tingley reads stories aloud, has the children read to each other, and arranges for them to borrow the books. "Reading can empower young people and help them get a head start," she says.
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