Bret Evans Is Using The Power Of Books To Bring ComfortStefanie Lebens
For 15 years, Bret Evans has given out 30,000 books to hospital visitors and patients at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.
Bret started volunteering at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center as a greeter twenty years ago. During that time a visitor donated a box of books, and Bret happened to know the perfect place to share them – the intensive care unit waiting room, complete with a “free books” sign attached. After a week, the books were all gone! Thus began the free book program at the healthcare center.
Recently, two visitors told Bret what a difference his free book program made for them while staying at the hospital alongside their loved ones. One woman called Bret her hero because he was keeping her supplied with books while a loved one was in the hospital. Another visitor mentioned that the books got him through a tough time.
These visitors and others made Bret realize, in his words, “I think I’ve made more of an impact with these books and this book program than anything I’ve ever done in my life.”
RecognizeGood along with friends, supporters, and Bret’s fellow volunteers gathered at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center to tell Bret, “Thank You.” We presented Bret with a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation in his name to the Round Rock Area Serving Center, an award, and a brick at Lady Bird Lake.
Special thank you to the staff at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center for allowing us to be part of your volunteer meeting and everyone who came out to say “Thank You, Bret!”
To learn more about Bret, see photos from his Legend Ceremony, and learn more about St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center visit his Legend page!