Today is INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY!
Well, okay, technically it was yesterday, but I hit the publish button on this blog post a day late.
I’ve made a very important and personally significant decision today!
I have decided to donate a portion of every eBook I sell through my shiny new self-publishing platform Cloud Chaser Books! My paperback books will still be published by my publisher World Nouveau, but all my eBooks will, from this day forward be published by, well, me! Why would I become a self-published author when I already have a traditional publisher? Am I crazy? No.
I have a very good reason for making this monumental change.
You see, in the past few years, I have been looking for a charitable organization that I can get behind. One that I believe in wholeheartedly, and can donate to with confidence. One that directly contributes to the betterment of the human race, specifically in the area of education and literacy.
And finally, I found it!
A business associate of mine has introduced me to an amazing organization called Pencils of Promise. They build schools for children in underprivileged areas around the world. They believe every child should have access to quality education. They create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.
Below is a pic of just one of the 336 schools they have built as of Sept 2016. ☟
What Makes Pencils of Promise so Different?
Pencils of Promise is guided by a revolutionary “for-purpose” approach. Blending the head of a for-profit business with the heart of a humanitarian nonprofit, they rigorously measure the return on investment of every donor dollar they spend. “Joy and passion are great, but results are what we’re all about.”
100% DIRECT GIVING
Donors rarely know where their money goes, soPencils of Promise set out to change this. By covering their operational costs through private donors, events and companies, 100% of every dollar donated to PoP online goes directly into their programs to educate more children.
100% SUCCESS RATE
They don’t just build schools and move on, they monitor and evaluate every project they undertake. “Thus far, every school we’ve opened is fully operational and educating students daily.”
So this is the organization I have chosen to support from now on. They build real schools, and now so do we. You and me! Because every time you buy an eBook from The LightBridge Legacy series or purchase The Saint of Carrington as a Christmas gift for an avid eBook reader, you will be helping to build a school and teach illiterate children to read… you will be giving a child a pencil, a place to learn, and a chance for a brighter future.
Let’s change the world together!
If you want to know more about Pencils of Promise click the link below: