Douglas has been volunteering for over 20 years with various inner city children focused charities. He even became a volunteer firefighter because he wanted to give back to his community. For the last 15 years his volunteer efforts have been in the Los Angeles and Cleveland areas focused on literacy and education.
Douglas is The Literacy Club’s Master Builder. His artistry and engineering is why we have been able to create over 70 amazing book boxes (aka libraries). These book boxes are both indoor and outdoor. The indoor ones are located in the lobbies of police stations throughout Los Angeles & Cleveland, homeless shelters, community parks, courthouses to name a few and the outdoor are located from California to Ohio and include themes like Cat in The Hat, Tinkerbell, Star Wars, Airplanes, Equestrian, One Fish/Two Fish, and many more.
When he and his wife started building book boxes back in 2013, he had no idea how important and inspiring they would be. A
He and his wife have focused their passion for literacy and education by establishing The Literacy Club. In 2017 chartered the Kiwanis Literacy Club of Southern California, becoming the 1st single purpose club focused solely on literacy.
As a child his passion for reading included the complete Tom Swift series and any Encyclopedia he could get his hands on. His current stable of authors include: Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, Zachariah Sitchen, Michael Connelly, Dr. Seuss and Michael Crichton.