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"The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books." - Emily Dickinson

The Vision

When I was tiny and growing up, the only time we got books to read was when they were donated to my family, or if I checked them out from the school or public library. I had such horrible anxiety during class, that reading at home was my safe place, my calm, my refuge. Having dyslexia made everything I loved harder; writing, reading, and playing piano. But, it didn't stop me from reading whatever I could get my hands on. We owned a ten-inch TV and half the time it didn't work, so my siblings and I relied on stories and the occasional tree climbing.  It was (and still is) a hobby when I started self-publishing. I didn't do it to make money. I needed to write. The characters needed me to write their stories. But, after the sixth or seventh book, I had to question why I continued to invest so much money and time into something that was not breaking even. This was when my vision came to the surface that had been there all along. I want my books in school libraries and public libraries. There are so many kids that do not have the luxury of going to a bookstore and buying books off the shelves. Their only connection to adventures is to have free access. ​So, I rebranded myself, updated my website, reached out to a marketing firm specific to public school districts, and started on the path I was meant to be on all along. But then I took it another step further. So many of my books touch on sensitive subjects, so I wanted to donate proceeds to charities benefiting underserved groups. ​ On this page, you will find the charities that Velvet Pumpkin Books donate proceeds based on the topic. 

The Proceeds

50% of proceeds go to the following charities

Mishka’s Bears

(Proceeds go to the Ukraine Effort)

https://www.worldvision.org/about-us 

Jun Anzu

(Proceeds go to the Little People of America)

https://www.lpaonline.org/ ​

 

Who We Are Heroes and Bullies

(Proceeds go to Stomp Out Bullying Organization)

https://www.stompoutbullying.org/ 

 

Jahan Akua

(Proceeds go to the African Wildlife Foundation)

https://www.awf.org/ 

 

Lucy’s Umbrella

(Proceeds go to the Vitiligo Research Foundation)

https://vrfoundation.org/ 

The Elf Who Didn’t Believe in Children

(100% Proceeds go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital)

https://www.stjude.org/ 

Too

(Proceeds go to the Equality Utah Organization)

https://www.equalityutah.org/ 

 

The Prince's Dress Dilemma

(Proceeds go to Serving with Style)

https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/servingwithstyle  

The Kind Kindergarten Class

(Proceeds go to Free to Become Me Foundation)

https://www.freetobecomeme.com/

The Adventures of Tallulah Froom Series

(Proceeds go to the Dyslexia Center of Utah)

https://www.dyslexiacenterofutah.org/ 

Girl in Blue

(Proceeds go to the Black Lives Matter Movement)

https://www.blacklivesmatter.com/

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