The Stanislaus County Library joins you in celebrating the people who have made a difference in our community. Each week through August 4, 2015, we will highlight a different local hero on the library website.
We are pleased to announce that this week's Local Hero is Jacob Berlin. Jacob (Jake) is a 12 year old with a heart for giving back. He created Project SGL which serves the homeless. He gathers donations of money and products, fills bags with water, sanitary items, food, snacks and a bible and then goes throughout the community meeting with the homeless and giving them the "bags of love" as he calls it. He also takes time to get their names, stories and prays with and for them. Jake loves his family, friends, pets and just about all sports, especially his Golden State Warriors!! Jake also started a peer tutoring program at his elementary school, Hughes, where he and a group of other 6th graders went twice a week to help tutor 1st graders with their reading. Information about SGL can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-SGL/243953765799599?fref=ts
Local Heroes featured for all weeks available here.
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