Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The heARTmatters Children's Project

Back in 2005, I came up with an idea that I decided to call The heARTmatters Children's Project. The purpose was to be able to donate my book, God is Color, to hospitalized children thru sponsorship/ donation.

As the result of the generosity of some very special people, I was able to donate several hundred books to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, and to children all over the world through the IAM Foundation.

"Susan does a colorfully brilliant job at illustrating God as well as affirming the love and diversity of all children on earth in her beautiful book God is Color."
--Steve Vigione, children's author, founder and CEO of The IAM Foundation

Since my move to Georgia in 2006, I have established a relationship with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and so far have been able to donate in excess of 100 books. What's more, I have been allowed to visit the Family Library there, personally sign the books and put them directly into the hands of the children. 

What a thrill - - To bring a smile to those darling faces is a feeling that is hard to describe - - 

"WOW! Thank you so much for your generous donation to the Max Brown Family Library. They (God is Color) are absolutely the favorite book of many patients. They love all the color..."
--Patsy Rann, Family Library Coordinator, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

We all know that times are tough, but no matter what we may be facing, hospitalized children are facing much greater trials. So, since we’re in the month of gratitude and heading towards the month of giving and celebration, I invite you to look deep within your hearts and help me to help others by creating some smiles, raising some spirits, and giving to those who are facing such monumental challenges.

If you have your own favorite group or organization to donate to, I will ship the books directly, otherwise I can donate to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in your name.

For your convenience, you can go directly to where you can review the different Sponsorship categories. You can then select your level of participation and make your payment using my secure shopping cart. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me directly, I can be reached at 770-578-9393 or 954-812-9268 cell.

With warmth and gratitude,
Susan Schanerman

1 comment:

SunraySheryl said...

Susan, this is wonderful! I have been dying of curiosity to see the inside of your children's book since I heard of it! (hmm, I have and idea....)