A 12-year-old Santee girl recently completed her goal of raising funds to send 100 copies of a book that had helped her heal after a personal tragedy to Newtown Library, to help that community heal after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
Kathryn Reichard came up with the idea in December, shortly after the tragic shooting, and raised about $700 to complete her goal.
The book she sent was "Tear Soup," a book her mother gave her to help deal with the death of her father a few years ago. Each copy was affixed with a sticker made by Kathryn giving the message that everything wil be OK in the end.
"My dad's probably proud," she said in an interview with 10News.
She received a letter from the Newtown librarian thanking her for the books and support for the community.