This book was written by a YMCA Child Care team member, Michele Bugeja, a Registered Early Childhood Educator, and illustrated by her talented 16-year-old daughter, Liliana Di Leo, a YMCA volunteer. A colorfully illustrated 32-paged board book, celebrating and highlighting 26 essential workers found in our communities.
"I thought about my coworkers at the YMCA and how hard they were working. I wanted to show my appreciation for them and all essential workers who make our community a better place. That is why I created this book" - Michele Bugeja
All proceeds collected from the sale will allow our charity to continue extending services to individuals and families in our community, helping them shine bright.
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Through all the darkness the pandemic has brought, our incredible donors have been beacons of hope. They’ve made it possible for our charity to support our communities through food banks, emergency shelter, child care, and so much more.
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