LitWorld has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud when they created World Read Aloud Day! Their mission is to strengthen kids and communities through the power of stories all over the world.
LottoLove created an interactive and fun way to give back while increasing awareness and support around social injustices in the world. Instead of winning money, recipients win a charitable prize that is donated to someone in need. LitWorld is LottoLove’s literacy partner. Their scratch off tickets make the perfect gift for those who have everything, those who are hard to shop for and anyone else who wants to do something to make the world a better place. With the help of our customers we are making charitable giving part of everyday gifting.
For the next couple months they will be featuring different Literacy Bundles featuring several authors including * my book* The Snugawinks of Cuddleton Falls on their website. Each literacy bundle includes 2 scratch off tickets that donate to LitWorld.
We are honored and grateful to be a part of the @lottolove book bundles, which are available through April and give back to charities doing amazing work.
I’m so excited to announce that we are partnering with Simply From The Heart to bring bedtime boxes to children in Chicago hospitals!
Amidst the current COVID environment, I and another Chicagoland mom, Jackelyn Gauci Kastanis, founder of Simply From The Heart, have partnered on an incredible collaboration to bring children in hospitals the comfort of a magical bedtime story during a time when connection with friends and family is so limited. We announced a strategic partnership to deliver magic, confidence and comfort this holiday season.
I will be donating copies of The Snugawinks of Cuddleton Falls to Simply From The Heart to be included in their signature Glam and Bedtime Boxes this holiday season with the mission to pamper with purpose. Not only will patients receive a wellness box with accessories, make-up, wellness products and fun accessories to boost confidence, self-esteem and a patient’s overall well-being, children will also receive a copy of The Snugawinks of Cuddleton Falls, to magically inspire them to snuggle up with the Snugawinks, all the way to Dreamland.
When I wrote the first book, The Snugawinks of Cuddleton Falls about six years ago, my vision was to share the story with children who were hospitalized, so they too can go on a magical journey to Dreamland on a lollipop truck. Finding the right charity to accomplish this was a big priority for me when I published the book in May, 2020. As soon as I met Jackelyn and learned of her important mission, I knew Simply From The Heart was the perfect fit. We both have the same goal of bringing magic and comfort to those who need it most.
In addition, for every book sold on my website www.snugawinks.com, I will donate 10% to Simply From The Heart as a long-term commitment to support the important work they do to boost morale and wellness for patients in hospitals throughout Chicagoland.
Please join me in this mission to bring children in hospitals some joy, warmth and snuggles this holiday season. Purchase your copy HERE.
About Simply From the Heart:
Simply From The Heart was founded by Jackelyn Gauci Kastanis after her best friend Brooke Bolley lost her battle to cancer. Jackelyn spent a year visiting Brooke in the hospital and witnessed firsthand how someone can so easily be stripped of normalcy. Brooke was a hairdresser and understood beauty intuitively. Simply From The Heart honors Brooke’s memory and enriches the lives of patients through services that offer beauty, self-esteem, and well-being. The services provided not only heighten the way they look, but more importantly how they feel. Being pampered and cared for is what we believe empowers patients to look good, feel better, and promote healing and recovery. Simply From The Heart aims to provide smiles for patients. When little things raise a patient’s spirits, it brings out the fight in them and reminds them why life can be worth living. Being pampered and cared for, whether it be at the salon or in the hospital makes our patients feel special and beautiful. This is what we believe gives patients the strength to live their life more normally and with pride. For more information, please visit http://sftheart.org.
I raised four little ones and loved our special bedtime ritual of a snuggle, a cuddle, and a good book. Although my children are all grown, I still treasure those memories and was inspired to write this rhyming naptime series so all parents can have a peaceful, bonding experience with their baby, toddler or preschooler.
Especially during these tough times, when we are juggling a work-from-home-while-taking-care-of-kiddies schedule, we could all use some extra help.
And to make your experience extra FUN, I created a Free YouTube version of the first book, so your children can read along and cuddle with their comfy blankies and furry friends until they're fast asleep. Please enjoy!