BEND, OR -- The family of a Bend woman murdered last summer is honoring her memory by giving away hundreds of children’s books on what would have been her 24th birthday, Thursday. Kim Snow, Associate Director of Neighbor-Impact’s Head Start program, says Kaylee Sawyer was passionate about kids. "One of Kaylee’s favorite books was Oh the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss. So, each one of our 451 Head Start children will get that book. And, we’re hoping to be able to do this each year, in honor of Kaylee."
She tells KBND News Kaylee "really enjoyed reading and her birthday happened to be on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Her family wants to pay it forward and allow each child in our Head Start Program have the opportunity of building their libraries and getting a book." Snow adds, "We serve the neediest of the needy. Oftentimes our children do not have a lot of books in their library, so it’s really a great way, in Kaylee’s honor, for them to pay it forward to children and families that just really need it."