Monday, March 26, 2012

Support for The Birthday Party

Last fall, I was hired to edit a children's book. I really enjoyed working on it. It's called The Birthday Party, and it's about a girl who's never celebrated her birthday because she doesn't know when she was born or how old she is. (I had no idea that this is a somewhat common situation in many parts of the world.) Her friends conspire to throw her an unforgettable birthday party. It's a really cute story.

The book is the first in a hoped-for series of children's books released by Tjeko, a children's ministry based in Uganda. Conditions in Uganda and much of Africa are difficult for children. Due to hardship and political unrest, many kids are forced to grow up way too soon. Tjeko's philosophy is that every child deserves a childhood, and this book is one of their avenues for providing one. The book will be used in a school curriculum, and the sales will generate funds for other projects (such as building playgrounds). However, first Tjeko has to raise the money to publish and market the book. They're about $3,000 short of their goal, with 35 days to go. If you want to support this project, please visit The Birthday Party's Indiegogo page and/or pass the word to others who might be interested in contributing.

THANK YOU! Regular content will resume tomorrow. :)

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