Today’s Letter of the Day is the Letter G!

To add to Sesame Street, G is for Gratitude and Giving – which just happens to be what we would like to talk about today!


gratŸiŸtude n. The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for.

As a non-profit organization we so often rely on volunteers and donors to help Traveling Stories stay strong and continue to grow.

With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we cannot help but reflect and think about how lucky the organization is to have such generous people rallying on our behalf.

Traveling Stories would like to thank YOU – each and every one of you that has helped Traveling Stories in any way, shape, or form! You are the true rock-stars!

We encourage everyone to take the time and think about what you are grateful for. Make sure to express your gratitude to those important individuals in your life.


Give v. To put into the possession of another for his or her use

‘Tis the holiday season of giving! You know what that means right?? The Traveling Stories Toy Drive is here!!!

These wonderful toy donations help supply our StoryTent programs with prizes, and encourage young readers to not only read more books, but read more challenging books!

The Toy Drive will run from present to the 14th of December.

Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any of the following participating locations:

  • Carling Communications – 2550 5th Avenue, Suite 150 San Diego, CA 92104
  • El Cajon Optimist International – 7596 Deville Drive, San Diego, 92114
  • IDW Publishing – 2765 Truxtun Rd., San Diego, 92106
  • SD Reader – 2323 Broadway Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92102
  • Social Venture Partners – 6960 Flanders Drive San Diego, CA 92121
  • Ubuntu Hair Salon – 109 S Acacia Ave Solana Beach
  • Verimatrix, Inc. – 6059 Cornerstone Ct. W, San Diego, CA 92121
  • DUFORD LAW – 3611 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103
  • Chris Robinson ACRE PRINCIPAL – 2365 Northside Drive, Suite 120
  • DoJo Café – 4350 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
  • Brunch Bus, Fill a Bus – Fill a Brunch Bus 12/15, 11 a.m. West Coast Tavern
  • Prima Materia – 3350 Sports Arena Blvd, SD CA 92110
  • Schmidt Fire Protection – 4760 Murphy Canyon Rd # 100, San Diego, CA 92123
  • City Heights Coffee House – 4323 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
  • Spurlock Landscape Architecture – 2122 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Waypoint Public – 3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
  • We Work Aventine – 8910 University Center Ln., 4th Floor, San Diego, CA 92122
  • We Work B – We Work B Street 3rd Floor Commons / 600 B Street Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101
  • CBRE | Asset Services – 2355 Northside Drive, Suite 150 San Diego, CA 92108
  • Cass Street Bar – 4612 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Fuertes Pizza – 937 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • West Coast Tavern – 2895 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Want to know what the kids at the StoryTents are asking for? View our Amazon wishlist! Don’t forget, if you make your gift purchases from Amazon Smile, Traveling Stories will receive a portion of you purchase!

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