Looking for Volunteer Writers for a Charitable Project
June 9, 2013
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A few months back, I wrote a post about a charitable endeavor I was thinking of embarking on. It continues to percolate.
Briefly summarized, I’m looking to help raise funds to help a local family — a single mother with five kids, two of whom she adopted out of the foster care system. She continues to assist foster children, most recently taking in to crisis nursery babies for a few months. Why raise money for them? They live in one of the worst neighborhoods in the metropolitan area and she’d like to move to a better neighborhood. There are plenty of other needs the family has.
I’m in the process of setting up a charitable trust for the family. We’ll be trying to find different ways to get donations from people to help the family. A fellow blogger/writer (and friend) brought the family to my attention and we have kicked around the idea of using our interest in writing to aid in the fundraising efforts. We’ve discussed putting together a collection of short stories and publishing them and devoting the proceeds to the family. The stories would focus on adoption, foster care, and family. They could be fiction or non-fiction. I’m thinking there could be poetry as well. This is where you come in. To me, the best way to do such a collection is to have as many different stories as possible.
I’ll be posting more about the family once the trust is established and we’re committed to making this work. And that’s a key point to make. My friend and I are still processing what we’re taking on and deciding whether we want to make the commitment to it. It would help to know though if you’re interested in helping, my blogger/writer community. Think about it. Do you have a story in you that you’d like to share for a collection that could be published to help a family in need?
Let me know. If you’d prefer a little privacy, feel free to email me at email@example.com.