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Reader's Exchange: Want to do a good deed for Boy Scout?

Can anyone help Margaret of Palm Harbor help her grandson? He is the librarian for his Boy Scout troop in Alabama. He needs Boys' Life magazines, any old Boy Scout handbooks and Merit Badge books. He also needs books about camping and cooking outdoors. He could also use any books about projects of general interest to boys in grades 6-12. If you have any or all of these items to donate to this young Scout, Margaret can pick them up in north Pinellas, Pasco or the Tampa area. She can be reached at (727) 784-4297

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Don of New Port Richey has two color TVs that are old but refuse to die. He would like to donate them to any charitable organization, school, assisted living facility, church, etc. The TVs would have to be picked up at his home. The largest TV is a 36-inch Sony (very heavy but it is on a rolling stand). The other TV is a 20-inch JVC. If you are interested, please call (727) 372-7589.

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Diane of New Port Richey has an 8mm sound movie projector and screen for someone who wants to travel down memory lane. She says they are in great condition, but she doesn't need them anymore because she put all her movies on discs as a gift to her husband. Diane can be reached at (727) 376-6756.

Thank you

In December, 11-year-old David Jr. wrote in looking for a piano someone might be willing to donate. His parents, Chibi and David Sr., wrote back to thank all of the people who responded to their son's request. They were amazed at the kindness and generosity of strangers. David Jr. has long since thanked everyone who left a phone number for them to call and even sent a few callers Christmas cards.

The family received more than 20 offers of pianos from people around the bay area. They also received calls from people who offered organs and other instruments on the off chance David Jr. might be interested.

One very resourceful lady did not have a piano to give, but she offered to assist the family in transporting David Jr.'s grandmother's piano from Sun City to St. Petersburg. Vehicle and muscle power included! They thanked her profusely, but explained that David Jr.'s Grammy insists on keeping her piano so he can play when he visits her.

Chibi and David report that David Jr.'s piano playing continues to improve tremendously, thanks to his new piano.

He has a good piano now at home and at their small office so he can practice and play even when Chibi and David are working late. The tenants in the adjoining office come over to ask him to play when they see him around.

Reader's Exchange: Want to do a good deed for Boy Scout? 04/10/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:39pm]

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