Books for Friends ‘friendraiser’


A Rancho Santa Fe teenager put her love for books and passion for giving back into starting her own non-profit Books for Friends, which seeks to get more literature into the hands of kids who need it most.

Sarah Lackey, a 16-year-old sophomore at Cathedral Catholic High School and a graduate of R. Roger Rowe School, started the organization three years ago and to date has provided more than 8,000 books to homeless and at-risk children.

To help raise money for her cause, Sarah held a Books for Friends “friendraiser” Nov. 12 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event included a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

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Photos by Jon Clark.