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Potomac 14-year-old donates 2,000 books to homeless shelter

Posted at 8:04 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 08:04:32-04

A 14-year-old's passion and hard work turned into a more than generous donation. 

The Montgomery County teen is helping those in need by donating 2,000 books to a homeless shelter.

Jack Holland, a Boy Scout from Potomac, heard about the D.C. general homeless shelter and decided that he wanted to give the children a library.

With the help from schools and churches, the 14-year-old's dream became a reality.

Holland's mom, scout master and friend Jack, delivered the books to the shelter housing 12 children and 36 families.

"I was thinking I love to read and I'm sure they don't have books," said Holland. "I'm just hoping that all these children are able to read these books and enjoy these books, really that's what its all about."

Holland has been working on this project for nine months.