Motorcycle Club collects books for incarcerated kids
EUGENE, Ore. -- A group of bikers and ex-convicts are getting into the season of giving by collecting books for incarcerated kids.
The non-profit group Gorilla Gospel started the "Brains Over Chains" book donation drive last year, and collected more than 10,000 books for juveniles locked up in the Oregon Youth Authority.
The book drive was started by Lorenzo Fourmet, who said he identifies with the children suffering the consequences of their youthful actions.
Fourmet said that after turning his life around as an adult, he now understands the importance of helping kids who are incarcerated.
"Everyone in this situation is going to come back into this community... so if we don't do something to improve their lives and give them some hope, then we're going to have people that aren't educated coming back out... we need to do something to combat that."said Fourmet.
The members of Gorilla Gospel Motorcycle Club said that "Brains Over Chains" hopes to double the amount of books that they collect this year.
They accept drop-off book donations at any Devote-30 Wireless Phone location in Eugene and Springfield.