Charity love. Votes. Books + books + books!

Earlier this month we rallied to donate over 400 FIRE STARTER books to good cause projects. (I was inspired by my tea with Eckhart Tolle. Short story. You can watch it here.)

Charities threw their hats into the ring, we asked people to give more copies to our donation pile, and the public voted on who got what. We kept it organic and democratic. Made it up as we went along. And here’s where we got to:

Every charity that made it into the finals is getting books!!! No one is being turned away. The causes were so great, and the requests were so heartfelt, the only answer was YES.

We’re trying to fill the total number of book requests for each charity, so we may be spreading the supply around a bit. So for example, if one charity requested 20 copies, they may get 15 so we can make sure everyone gets books. We will be shipping books out in the next two weeks!

Extra cheers goes to the organizations with the most votes (in order): Bridges for Women Society, PROUDgirls, Jaden’s Ladder, and The Army Family Support Group in Fort Riley, KS.

Everyone’s a winner!
Bridges for Women Society
PROUDgirls
Army Family Support Group
Jaden’s Ladder
Dress for Success
Hollaback! Winnipeg
Hand Up Mentoring
Sojourn Shelter for Battered Women and their Children
Healing Boxes
Bridge House, Inc.
Rose Brooks Center
UNPAC
St James Infirmary
The 10thousandgirl Campaign
Operation Stand Down
iSisters Technology Mentoring
LAKES CRISIS CENTER
Julien House Society/Westminster House
Holden High School
WE CAN Corporation
Young Adults with MS
Rancho Paradiso
Sehlodene Youth Group
Soroptimist Willits
Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild
Faces for Change Ride
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Staying Well
The Liberation Institute
Penny Brohn Cancer Care (UK)
Bell Socialization Services/Bell Family Shelter
Leaving the cocoon
The Fern Foundation
The Link Counseling Center
The Douglas MacMillan Cancer Centre – Sidcup
The Foundation at MRMC
Everlasting Present
Our Loss Is Their Gain
Good Women Project
Laughter Mission Society
Resolana
Girls with Guts
KIPPelora (Kitchen in the Park Project)

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