Tim Stanfield

Daily Point of Light # 5478 May 14, 2015

Tim Stanfield cleans, repairs and removes stickers on 90-100 used books every week so that they can be used to introduce at-risk elementary school children in Nevada to the magic of reading.

Stanfield suffered a stroke in April 2010 and as a result is wheelchair bound. He is also blind in one eye. Despite the difficulties he is faced with each day as a result of his injuries, he hops on a bus every Tuesday morning for the 22 mile drive to the volunteer center.

Stanfield first became aware of this unique volunteer opportunity with Spread the Work Nevada through NCEP, the Nevada Community Enrichment Program, an organization that helps to rehabilitate victims of brain injury.Spread the Word Nevada is ded­i­cated to advanc­ing early child­hood lit­er­acy by plac­ing books into the hands and homes of chil­dren within South­ern Nevada’s at-risk, low income com­mu­ni­ties. While devel­op­ing a love of read­ing, these libraries pro­mote future aca­d­e­mic achieve­ment and self-confidence, which impacts life­long success.

Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has dis­trib­uted more than 2.9 mil­lion gen­tly used and new books to more than 357,000 low-income youth in South­ern Nevada.

If you know someone that embodies the spirit of an exceptional community volunteer like Stanfield, nominate them for a Daily Point of Light award today!

Dev Staff