For nearly 15 years, Reading Legacies has been dedicated to fostering togetherness, family, and community connections.
This holiday season, we are privileged to have Tommy Gomes, star of Outdoor Channel’s The Fishmonger, sharing his personal journey of separation from his family and the transformative power of reading in rebuilding connections and creating enduring bonds.
Tommy’s story, gained through 10 years of incarceration, highlights how a simple act of reading together with a child can maintain familial ties, transcending distance and circumstance.
We invite you to watch the video below to explore Tommy’s narrative and support our mission to provide similar experiences, building connections for families in our community.
Tommy Gomes and his daughter, Delanie
At the core of our mission is the belief that supportive relationships can be facilitated through the simple yet impactful act of family and friends reading aloud with children.
As expressed by Delanie Gomes, Tommy’s daughter, “Reading Legacies is so important for families because it builds a connection when you might not be able to be in front of that person. That little moment of having the same book and reading with each other… it builds a lifelong connection.”
Even five minutes a day, as emphasized by Tommy Gomes, can be instrumental.
Your generous support of $100 can contribute to providing books and creating lasting read-aloud memories for four San Diego families in need.
Join us in making a difference and fostering supportive relationships through the joy of reading.