More than a dozen children from Orange County’s Head Start program joined Mayor Jacobs in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers for a reading of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The reading took place in support of Just 1 Book, a charity that collects and distributes books to children in need, including those participating in Head Start programs and other community programs.
Founded by Sarah Dewitz when she was only 10 years old, Just 1 Book has donated more than 200,000 books to children in Florida since the charity was founded in 2010. The charity is thriving and plans to expand services to New Jersey this year.
Orange County has proudly supported Dewitz throughout her charitable journey, including the donation of the Just 1 Book Mobile, the van used to distribute books to families across Central Florida.