Paying it Forward

bear1Last month, I announced my latest venture as an Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More. Reading and childhood literacy are two things I am super passionate about. Over the last few months I've been able to utilize my knowledge and business savvy to help promote childhood literacy. This week I will be hosting a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey and hope to donate 60 teddy bear/book sets for the children and families that use their facilities.

Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families of pediatric patients who travel to Central and Northern New Jersey for medical treatment.  Comfort these children with a hug by donating a Cuddle Bear set to a child at the New Brunswick Ronald McDonald House.

As a former pediatric patient myself, I know firsthand how meaningful a gift such as this can be when you are sick and scared. 

Usborne & Kane Miller publish exceptional books for kids. Books offer comfort, entertainment, education, and most importantly hope for the future. Usborne Books & More will match the funds raised for this book drive by 50%; allowing us to raise even more for Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey!

A donation of $25 dollars will provide a Cuddle Bear book and accompanying plush bear to 1 sick child and his/her family. Through Usborne's 50% match, $1,000 in donations will sponsor books for 60 children!

If you are in a position to donate, you can learn more about the fundraiser here:

You would also be helping if you simply help me spread the word on Twitter, Facebook and with your friends or family.  Thank you!