Each year, instead of sending holiday gifts to my clients, I contribute to worthwhile charitable organizations in their honor. When you attend one of my seminars, you don’t just get great speechwriting instruction. You’re helping a wide range of people in some very practical ways.
I like to be as creative as possible when making these donations.
- A $500 contribution to Lions Club International supported their eyeglass program.
- $1000 bought a terrific collection of holiday films for a public library, bringing enjoyment to thousands of borrowers.
- $1000 funded workbooks at a women’s shelter , allowing women to plan their ‘next steps’ to a safer life.
- When I sold CAN YOU SAY A FEW WORDS? to St. Martin’s Press, I chose to contribute 50% of my advance royalties to libraries.
- I especially enjoyed buying a collection of humorous books and movies for the children’s department of a hospital. This gave the kids and their parents some much-needed entertainment during recuperation.
- $500 allowed an elementary school library to purchase a new collection of books
- A $1000 donation to Heifer Project International educated a community in food production
- Especially satisfying? Providing 3 months of food for a YMCA ‘moms and tots’ program in Finland