Lynann Centers, along with her dog, Hope, a golden retriever, reads a story to G.C. Burkhead Elementary School children at Mission Hope for Kids. Centers is the owner of Heaven Sent Half-Pints in Magnolia. Mission Hope for Kids is a nonprofit after-school program, which offers educational, emotional, physical and spiritual support for first through 12th graders. For information on the program or to volunteer, visit missionhopeforkids.org or call 765-4673.