Authors and Charities

Barbara Vey -- September 20th, 2010

Charities and authors many times go together like Brenda Novak’s Diabetes Auction, Debbie Macomber’s Warm America, David Baldacci’s Feeding Body and Mind, Romance Writers of America’s ProLiteracy Worldwide and Romantic Times Book Review’s SOS America, Inc.

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Some of my family at the PKD walk

Some of my family at the PKD walk

Yesterday I participated in the local PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Walk. It was only two miles, but it was really a show of solidarity against a disease that strikes millions.  I was walking for my brother-in-law and my nephew, who both have PKD.  PKD is a hereditary disease that causes cysts to form in the kidneys making a kidney transplant eventually necessary.
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While I did the Cancer Relay for Life this summer (my mom died of lung cancer in March), I was also thinking about the many author charities that I don’t know about even though I read about some on Twitter and Facebook.

So, here’s your chance.  Please post the charity you support and add a link to it.  Let other’s know what’s dear to your heart.

And just for naming a charity, I’ll pick a winner to receive a set of five new books that I have received (all different genres).

Bottom Line: “If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.” ~ Arab Proverb

Monday Giveaways

From Tracey Devlyn of Romance University: Freelance Assistant Kim Castillo of an Author’s Best Friend joins us to discuss the benefits of having a personal assistant. Don’t miss this informative post and a chance to win an autographed book from Eloisa James (DESPERATE DUCHESSES), Courtney Milan (PROOF BY SEDUCTION), Vanessa Kelly (SEX AND THE SINGLE EARL), or Anna Campbell (MY RECKLESS SURRENDER).

From Liz Kreger of Magical Musings: We here at MagicalMusings are thrilled to welcome five new bloggers joining our ranks.  We have Karin Tabke (a/k/a Karin Harlow), Cynthia Eden, Amy Atwell, Marilyn Brandt and Carrie Lofty.  You’ll also notice a change in our appearance and our format.  Since all bloggers are published authors, we plan on gearing our group blog to appeal to both readers and writers.  And as a special thank you, well be drawing three names as winners of books just for posting at our blog.

Where I’ll be Next:

Alice Baker Library Event in Eagle, WI – September 25

Emerald City Writers Convention (Seattle) – October 1-3

Lady Jane’s Salon, New York (will MC) – October 4

New York Comic Con - October 8-10

Readers ‘n ‘ritas (Dallas) – November 12-14

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49 thoughts on “Authors and Charities

  1. kris fletcher

    Thanks for this chance to speak about a cause near an dear to my heart. While I support many excellent causes, such as Doctors Without Borders and kiva (which gives loans to small businesses in developing countries), my family has a special fondness for the Alliance for Children Foundation http://www.afcfoundation.org/. Alliance facilitates domestic and international adoptions. Two of our five children were adopted with their help. The Foundation provides support and supplies to orphanages and foster families caring for children who are waiting for adoption. If you visit their website, there are two videos describing some of their work in Russia and China. The Russia video includes footage of my daughter’s orphanage, Baby Home #3. Alliance’s work is invaluable in helping to make this institution a safer, more nurturing environment for the children housed there.

  2. Debbie Kaufman

    This year was the first year I participated in Brenda Novak’s auction for Diabtes. On a more local basis, I am working with Cancer Warriors next month to do a local book signing in conjunction with my Chicken Soup contributions. I am also investigating working with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to fund raise for their two great children’s hospitals. They have been a real blessing for us as we have both a child and a grandchild with chronic conditions.

  3. Kathy L. Patrick

    As founder of the largest “meeting and discussing” book club in the world, The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club and author of “The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life”, Grand Central Publishing, my charity of choice is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at http://www.imaginationlibrary.com. This not-for-profit with the help or individuals and organizations sends a book a month to a child from the time it is born until they start school to get them reading ready. I encourage all my chapters to adopt this wonderful reading ready program and helped start this program in my hometown of Jefferson, Texas, for the whole Marion County.

  4. Sheila

    I support a great cause with Literacy Inc. that reaches out to high school students. Deborah LeBlanc heads that up and does an amazing job!
    I also support Brenda Novak’s charity and Lori Foster’s.

  5. Tracy Garrett

    Every year, I get together with other musicians and present a concert to benefit our local Citizens Against Domestic Violence shelter and our church music program. Lots of fun for us, for the audience and it helps others, too.

  6. Laney4

    Many moons ago, I was born with a hole in my heart. I lived at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, later going home for a day a month until finally going home on a full-time basis at 4.5 years of age when the hole had healed. To this day, this is still the hospital for sick kids in our “neighbourhood”, even though I lived 100 miles away at the time. http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/donate/

  7. AmyB

    I donate much time to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There is an affiliate about 100 miles from where I live (Champaign, IL) & we do a relay run from here to there (Peoria, IL). I am the lead coordinator for the run…this was my 10th year running & 4th year coordinating. We raised $30,000 this year! We are one of over 20 runs that do the same thing & all the runs combined raised $2.4 million in 2010! http://www.stjuderuns.org http://www.stjude.org

  8. Jackie Miller

    Reach Out and Read, http://www.reachoutandread.org , will give away 6.2 million books this year and we have been providing books to children for over 20 years. We buy books for pediattricians to give to children, ages 6 months to 5 years old, at well-child visits. The doctors then talk with the parents about the importance of reading aloud to foster pre-literacy skills. There are 4500 Reach Out and Read programs in the country and 40 of them are on military bases.

    It all started because one pediatrician wanted the children in his care to have books in their homes-just like his daughter-and to grow up with a love of books.

    I’m lucky enough to be the person who buys the books for the National Center and enjoy being part of kids getting books.

  9. Liz Kreger

    As Edie said … thanx for the shout out for the MagicalMusings blog site.

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is near and dear to my heart and I try to participate every year. So far so good … I’ve been in the last four events. Because I broke my foot while at RWA Nationals in August, I’ll have to do this “run” in a wheelchair. LOL.

  10. Jacs

    Barbara TY and BIG HUGS for participating in the PKD walk. This disease hits home for me too as my oldest brother has it. He goes to dialysis 3x a week and is now going through the testing for his transplant, which will take several months (another brother is donating his kidney). And while I hate that one brother has it, I am relieved that my other brothers do not (they were all tested as well as my nephew). TG.

    Besides PKD and the other charities I support like the Canadian Diabetes association (I have juvenile/type I), The Canadian Cancer Society the one I want to give focus to is Kids Help Phone http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en/about-us/ which is an anonymous help line for kids and young people to phone when they are in trouble. While my niece and nephew (15 & 19 respectively) live safe and happy, there are so many their ages or younger that do not and it breaks my heart. No child should have to worry about their well-being and safety.

  11. Patti Shenberger

    As a 3 year (coming up next month) survivor of colon cancer, the Relay for Life is near and dear to my heart. While I have yet to participate in the walk itself, I enjoy working behind the scenes helping to raise donations and securing items for the auction. Without the American Cancer Society and the wonderful oncology team that held my hand throughout my surgery and treatments, I don’t know if I would be here today.
    So everyone go get your colonoscopy. (G)

  12. Dianna Love

    Way to go, Barbara to walk for a cause. I remember the first time I decided to walk for the March of Dimes when I was in my late teens. I just went out and walked twelve miles…then couldn’t walk the next day. ;) I had no idea you had to train to walk. I love how you do it as a family.

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