Welcome to my first blog post!
I would like to thank all of the generous and caring individuals who purchased a copy of my environmentally-friendly children’s book, Baby Lauren and Theodore, for donation to a worthy charitable organization. These same individuals could have easily walked past my table and said with a laugh, “I don’t have any kids!” Instead, they chose to make a difference in another child’s life–a small person they may never meet. I honor them!
Earlier this year twelve books were donated to families of the Wounded Warrior Project–specifically the Fisher House, which is a rehabilitation center for some of the most severely disabled veterans. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when the children sat on the couch reading the copies of my book. Their parents were touched by the generosity of people who didn’t even know them, and since they are trying to create a semblance of a “normal” life for their children, moments like this are cherished. I was happy to be a small part of that, albeit in spirit.
Other notable donations included a copy given to a homeless shelter, a pregnancy crisis center, the “green” Journey School in Aliso Viejo, CA, and most recently–Laura’s House. Laura’s House aids women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
So, if you see me out in public with my book, and you don’t have a child of your own, why not consider putting a smile on another child’s face? The organizations above are willing to provide a tax deductible receipt, but if privacy is an issue, we can accommodate anonymous contributions as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post!
Author Deborah Sherrell may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and questions are welcome.