Recently I saw an update on Facebook about donating books to incarcerated mothers and grandmothers so they could record themselves reading and giving the CD to their children. It was going to happen in March through the Visiting Nurse Service in Iowa. This is what I wrote under the update.
“This really called to me as a nurse and as an author. So glad for an opportunity to donate my books to kids with incarcerated mothers and grandmothers. Will you join me giving a book, too. Follow directions on this page. Remember, It only takes a small act of kindness to make a huge difference.” 🙂
Love you all! 🙂
The very next day I autographed two of Edmund Pickle Chin books and two of Annie’s Special Day packed them up and mailed them. If you would like to do this here is the update from Facebook as I saw it. You don’t have to be an author of your own books. You can just buy two picture books and send them as your donation. Just follow the directions.
To participate in MARCHing Books to Kids, please follow the 3 calls to action:
#1 Pledge to donate a new picture book/s to Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, Storybook Project. Authors are invited to sign their books. Please include a note stating that your book is part of the Picture Book Pass it On/MARCHing Books to Kids initiative. Books may be mailed to:
VNS of Iowa, Storybook Project
c/o Tabby Kuehl
1111 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
#3 Pass it on. When you post about your pledge, challenge one or more friends to join your #PBPiO giving chain. Encourage them to take the pledge and keep passing it on…
If distance prohibits your ability to mail books to the Storybook Project. Please consider donating books to children in need in your own community. Oh, and be sure to share your giving story on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PBPiO We love to see how books are reaching kids all over the globe.
Please feel free to contact me at www.michelleeastmanbooks.com
Thank you for making the difference in the lives of children and families!
Thanks so much for reading and following me! I do love all of you!
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Susanna Leonard HIll did a blog post on Donna Farrel three years ago which I have saved all these years till I could afford one. 🙂 Here it is. : I am seriously thinking of using Donna with my web redesign but am trying to get bids and ask others what their terms are and my various other questions about web redesign. Right now this is my web site. http://www.clarbojahn.com// and I would one that encompasses my memoir once it is published. I guess since that is so far into the future, I should just wait and then consider it. What do you all think? I do definitely want my blog in any web site I have now though. Not have one separate like I do now.
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So let me say good-bye for now and I”ll see you Friday with another review and Perfect Picture Book Friday!