What's Working: Florence Church Saves Trees and Helps Children - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

What's Working: Florence Church Saves Trees and Helps Children

Posted: Updated:

What can you buy with a quarter? You can't even buy a stick of gum at FOX19. But the Hopeful Lutheran Church is offering used books, DVDs, and games for the same price.

"[We're] giving all the books a second, third chance. I know I put books in that were given to me by other folks, now they have a chance to live on and give a good story to other folks," said Pastor Blair Fields of the Hopeful Lutheran Church.

Hardbacks are a dollar and paperbacks only 25 cents. Plus you get change in a child's life. The church is donating all funds from the book sale to the charity Kids Against Hunger.

"I think it gives people a chance to feel like they're tangibly doing something to affect people in other parts of the world," Fields said. "We feel kind of helpless and this is a way to help, and a very tangible way of doing that."

Just one book pays for one meal, which will feed a child for a day. The nutrient-rich meals are made with rice and soy. Although it's designed to be bland, you can put your own Cincy twist on it.

"You can add spices and things to it so it can taste like chili," Fields said.

Pastor Fields and his flock have only been fundraising for Kids Against Hunger since February but have already raised almost 20,000 meals. Their goal is double that but you get help them get there one page at a time.

"We've even thought of maybe continuing it into the future in some way," Fields said. "Not sure what yet but maybe a used book center where people could bring used books in, take some books home, and keep them going. Instead of a library, just trade them. Trade them or donate some meals."

 

- Stephanie Woods@

@

@

@

@

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Couple arrested for having sex on public beach in broad daylight

    Couple arrested for having sex on public beach in broad daylight

    BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeMore >>
    People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.More >>
  • Are Louisville food trucks making the grade?

    Are Louisville food trucks making the grade?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:06:24 GMT
    WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter Eric Flack's investigation into food trucks last summer was one of his most talked about stories in years. His undercover video and health department interviews stirred a fiery response. Now, a new report about food truck safety has been released by the Institute for Justice, and it's good news for the industry and food truck operators.More >>
    WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter Eric Flack's investigation into food trucks last summer was one of his most talked about stories in years. His undercover video and health department interviews stirred a fiery response. Now, a new report about food truck safety has been released by the Institute for Justice, and it's good news for the industry and food truck operators.

    More >>
  • Armed robbers continue to target fast food restaurants

    Armed robbers continue to target fast food restaurants

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:20:47 GMT
    They are popular, successful and most of the time they are safe places to be, but now police are investigating the third fast food robbery in as many weeks.More >>
    They are popular, successful and most of the time they are safe places to be, but now police are investigating the third fast food robbery in as many weeks.More >>