I hope your Christmas was filled with joy, fun and family.
Below is part of an email that Jan from Alliance for Children's Enrichment sent me. It's a short update on what turned out to be an amazing part of my Christmas celebration this year--and I hope for all of the authors, publishers, reviewers and anyone who donated books, gifts or money.
"We finished up the Christmas Drive fairly successfully. We were able to give books to almost every child remaining, even those who didn't ask for them, thanks in great part to you and your efforts. Two publishers sent multiple books. We also had another publisher send a box of books for younger children. Your efforts must have inspired other publishers and bookstores, who also sent us boxes of books. We started getting lots of books from lots of places. I don't remember where they all were from, but we kept the cartons to send tax letters and thank you cards after we go back to work next Thursday. We never did get every child sponsored, but we got most of them. The books really helped out more than you realize in the end. Every book we received was given out.
Again, thank you for everything you did to help us with Christmas. Please pass my appreciation along to everyone who heeded your call for help.
Happy New Year
This is what Christmas is really all about.
Read more about the Alliance for Children's Enrichment wish list, a special project that is close to my heart.
I wish you all the very best in 2008.
Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Bestselling author of Whale Song, The River and Divine Intervention