The best gifts come from the heart....
And one group of Bismarck residents is giving gifts that will last a lifetime.
Jeanne Wolf is sending her great-grandson Blaine a special gift.
"Blaine, I'm going to read a book to you. It's entitled if you take a mouse to school."
Residents of the Touchmark retirement community are recording audio books for children today.
RSVP and Touchmark teamed up with more than 16 residents to celebrate Read Across America.
It's called The VoiceBook Project.
"We're happy to partner with Touchmark to bring this here and to connect some seniors with the young people in their lives through these recordings. So, it's kind of fun and exciting to see it happen," says Program Coordinator Erin Pringle, RSVP.
Touchmark's Amy Miller says the program is a success.
And she would like to continue to offer it for years to come.
"I would like to have this as a continuing event. Doing it a couple more times and looking into different avenues. Not only keeping grandkids and grandparents in touch, but also bringing in other people in the community and giving them that opportunity- whether it be people that are going to be deployed or someone that has to be out of town," says Life Enrichment Director Amy Miller.
The free service allows participants to send their book to a child of their choice.