Yakima family celebrating son’s life through a book drive

Yakima family celebrating son’s life through a book drive

A Yakima family is honoring their son’s short life by giving back to their community.

In celebration of what would have been Santana’s sixth birthday and entering 1st grade the Mora family decided to partner with Inklings Bookshop and the Yakima School District to host a book drive.

The goal for every first grader in YSD is to have a free bilingual book to promote literacy.

“We worked with the school district and decided that a book drive would be appropriate for first graders who are learning to read,” said Jozette Mora, Santana’s mother.

In January 2012 Santana James Mora had a lung aneurism and the Mora’s lives were forever changed.

But instead of letting their lives change in a negative way they decided that their son deserved to be celebrated in a positive way.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to give in general but it’s just amazing what is being done in our child’s name,” said Jozette Mora.

The family asking for a $4 donation that will not only put a book in the hands of a first grader but help remember Santana’s life.

“I think it’s special what we do for him because we always want to remember him and keep his spirit living,” said Zander Mora.

The overall goal is to sell $15,000 books for a total of $7,000 in order for the books to be distributed.

Helping a family trying to do good in light of the bad.

The book drive will go on until they reach their goal of $7,000 dollars.

You can donate at www.inklingsbookshop.com or visit Inklings Bookshop at 5629 Summitview ave, Yakima, WA 98908.