As part of Teresa Earnhardt’s volunteer involvement with the Center of Hope’s “A Fresh Coat of Paint” initiative, The Dale Earnhardt Foundation Book Center project has been created to provide much-needed reading material to the thousands of women and children that temporarily call the shelter home.
Through its large and loyal fan base, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and The Dale Earnhardt Foundation will encourage and facilitate the donations of any type of book as a free gift to shelter residents. The donation of new or slightly used self-help, inspirational, career development or children’s books as well as traditional fiction and non-fiction works can be made at Dale Earnhardt Inc., in Mooresville, N.C. The first Book Center collection effort was on April 29, 2007 at Dale Earnhardt, Inc. on Dale Earnhardt Day.
The project is planned to be an ongoing initiative, as shelter residents will be permitted to keep any book they find helpful from the collection, which will be continually replenished by participating supporters and The Dale Earnhardt Foundation collections.
Reading is something that all of these women, and perhaps more importantly, the children, need to do,” Earnhardt said. Through the generosity of supporters, The Dale Earnhardt Foundation Book Center will provide an opportunity for all of the Center's residents to find inspiration and enjoyment from reading.