and a on this week’s Good Start. Hey guys, and welcome to Good Start. I’m Sally Turner. For our first story. a school in Michigan blocked an 8-year-old girl from getting her school picture taken because of her red hair extensions. But after her story hit the Internet, a photographer came to the rescue. Chicago-based Scott’s hometown in Michigan You like that? to give her So, because I have a daughter and it
struck a nerve with me. And I wanted to do something for this amazing little girl. Her hair looks beautiful. She should have never been denied her school pictures. Her went and Horton’s for Marian was and showcase her fierce confidence. See how I’m doing this, you know what
I’m saying like, channeling in some energy. Alright. And I want you to give me a big old
scream, and I want you to yell at that light right tere in front of you. All right. He told us, Doesn’t her smile just radiate through the screen in those photos? She looks so happy, and Jermaine did a fantastic job to raise her confidence and he’s currently working on a project around the country to do the same for other kids. We’ll be leaving a link to his website below. And for our main story this week, when a young mother and dedicated teacher passed away, she left behind a community dedicated to carrying on her legacy. Hindi So it was a when she died from in the summer of 2018. She was just an amazing parent. Our first kids were triplets. So from day one, we were outnumbered. I mean, like, Hindi just did not miss a beat. That was all an adventure. It was like, oh, Hindi was a great adventure. Hindi was also a She was a very empathic person. She was great at relating to all people and kind of getting inside their own heads and understanding what they wanted or needed to hear. So to Dovid teamed up with a member of their community, Leslie Gang, and earlier this year. It’s kind of like an assembly line of good, right? You have someone who has books at home that they’re not reading. I come, I pick them up. We spend about two to three hours every week labeling books, sorting books, packaging books, and we ship them out. And then these children receive them. So it’s a couple of small actions have made such an impact. to help Dovid and Leslie. Hindi would be so proud that everybody was involved. I know that she would be happy to see high schoolers putting time into something that is, you know, thinking beyond themselves to do something and have this kind of impact. Hindi’s Libraries since January, sending them across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Israel and India. It’s so simple and so easy. And then you see a smiling kid on the other end holding a book. Like, how can you not feel good about that? Hindi’s was who also to the nonprofit. So I like helping them because, like, there’s some kids in the hospitals or people that can’t afford books. And like, it’s just really, like, sad. And I also feel really happy whenever, like, a box gets donated. This past weekend, Hindi’s Libraries to help The goal was to bring the community together and bring in the Thanksgiving holiday by showing gratitude to the community, by having a dance party, by doing some interactive arts and crafts activities, all that related to literacy. We also did this great center called the Gift of Gratitude Literacy Station, where children actually packaged four books into a beautiful package and put a label on it that wished children Happy Thanksgiving, and those are being given out to different families in New York throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, and it’s just a nice way for children to come together for a good cause, but have a great time. Hindi’s legacy will and Whether they were Hindi’s students, whether they know Dovid’s children, whether they are just involved because of a connection to someone in the community, everyone wants to be a part of this and do something. And while Hindi may no longer be physically with her family, Dovid and their children It’s hard to know how to parent in this situation. They didn’t there’s no book for this one. I’ve only seen positive things from this in them. They know they can borrow Mom library books, as they call them. They know boxes show up. They know people show up. And, you know, they just take all of that in stride. I’ll be labeling books and I will just have to stop sometimes. The labels have a picture of Hindi, so I like to think I get to look at her face, you know, hundreds of times a day. Which is nice, and sometimes it’s very hard. It gives me something to do when I’m not sure what to do with myself. There is no right thing to do when you’re grieving like this. This is— this has got to be a, a right thing to do. Hindi’s Libraries certainly is doing good in this world. We’ll also be leaving a link in the comments for more information on the nonprofit. So that is it for this week’s show. Thanks to Nivea for partnering with us this month on Good Start to bring you inspiring stories that prove soft can be powerful. Rethink soft with Nivea. And please be sure to like our page and follow us for more positive stories that’ll make your day. Thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you back here next week for another Good Start.