Get Signed Books to Your Door, Raise $1000 for Kids Help Phone!

December is my favorite time of the year. It’s also a good time to remind ourselves that not everyone has the support to make the holiday season great, especially youth. As many of you know, the past few years I’ve delivered signed books in December for people on your Christmas list. (Thanks to the orders that started rolling in before the campaign even started!!)

This year, I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Kids Help Phone and fellow author Adam Dreece’s Books for a Good Claus campaign this month to raise funds to keep phone lines open 24/7 for youth to call, so that someone’s always there to listen. So that their December can be as great as mine.

You can get involved by having signed books delivered to your door for yourself or avid readers on your gift list. We will donate $5 from each book sold on our site booksforagoodclaus.com. Please consider buying lots, so we can reach our goal of $1000 donated! We have awesome books from tween to adult, in romance, steam punk, thriller and science fiction. Follow the link to see the books, ask us if you need recommendations!

If you can spread the word by sharing this post, that would be a big help. If you have a way to share the press release, please contact Mickey Mikkelson of Creative Edge (mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com) THANK YOU!

Press Release 

LOCAL BEST-SELLING AUTHORS

DELIVER BOOKS FOR A GOOD CLAUSE

Calgary, Alberta: Searching for a unique gift for an avid reader on your holiday list? This December you can get a signed copy of a best-selling book delivered right to your door, while supporting a great cause, Kids Help Phone.

Local Calgary bestselling authors Adam Dreece and Suzy Vadori are launching the third annual Books for a Good Claus campaign this December. The pair are teaming up with their combined Young Adult, Science Fiction and Romance books to raise funds and awareness for Kids Help Phone’s 24/7 counselling, information and referral services. As a charity, Kids Help Phone relies on the generosity of donors during the holidays to ensure that young people have a trusted place to turn to in any moment of crisis or need. A generous $5 will be donated to Kids Help Phone for every book sold on their site, booksforagoodclaus.com, between December 3rd and 23rd.

“Kids Help Phone is excited to partner with two community-focused authors on this timely campaign,” says Sylvia Whitworth, Director, Alberta and NWT, Kids Help Phone. “In 2016, we saw a significant increase in young people reporting neglect in their family relationships, during the holidays. Hundreds of young people reach out to us every day for help…and thanks to supporters like you, we are always there to answer.”

“Kids Help Phone is excited to partner with two community-focused authors on this timely campaign,” says Sylvia Whitworth, Director, Alberta and NWT, Kids Help Phone. “In 2016, we saw a significant increase in young people reporting neglect in their family relationships, during the holidays. Hundreds of young people reach out to us every day for help…and thanks to supporters like you, we are always there to answer.”

Both Dreece and Vadori have delivered books to Calgarians each December since 2015, supporting several local charities:
“My daughter inspired me to start my writing career, and being a strong parent and mentor is at the center of me as an author,” says Adam Dreece. “It’s awesome to be teamed up with Suzy and Kids Help Phone, and being able to not only inspire and engage kids, but concretely support them when they need it most.”

Finding that they had their community focus in common, this year the two authors are joining forces, hoping to raise more than $1000 for Kids Help Phone during their campaign.

“I write for tweens and teens, and explore themes of friendship and rivalry in my books. I’ve been amazed at how the readers I meet open up about their own experiences when given the chance,” Suzy Vadori shares. “Kids need to know that someone is always there to listen. Kids Help Phone provides such a crucial service. I jumped at the chance to get involved with Adam and Books for a Good Claus. Every youth that needs to talk deserves to have somewhere to call.”

Adam and Suzy are getting into the holiday spirit by personally delivering signed books to Calgarians’ doors. Signed books can also be sent nationally and internationally, for a nominal shipping charge. The delivery campaign runs from Dec 3-24. To order a signed book for someone on your Christmas list, visit booksforagoodclaus.com

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national service offering professional counselling, information and referrals for young people 24/7 by phone, Live Chat and the Always There chat app. Through its free, and anonymous service, young people can connect in both English and French for the support they need, in the way they need it most. Please call 1-800-668-6868, we are always open.

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About suzy vadori

Young Adult Writer Suzy's enthusiasm for life is contagious. Her first Young Adult novel, The Fountain, is coming out December 8, 2015 with Evil Alter Ego Press
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