Paying It Forward, Starting In My Own Community

12 Feb

Author, Lauri Fortino is paying it forward with proceeds from her debut picture book. Check out her blog and support her mission or your own community in your own way.

Lauri Fortino's Frog On A (B)Log

Little Man Asleep_Peddlers Bed Scene from The Peddler’s Bed illustrated by Bong Redila (Ripple Grove Press, 2015)

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Even before my first children’s picture book, The Peddler’s Bed, was published, I knew I wanted to help people. But how? After the book was released, I began to research non-profit organizations that might be a good match. And although there are many extremely worthy causes out there, it didn’t take long to realize that the best match was right here in my own community: The Syracuse Rescue Mission.

Since 1887, the Syracuse Rescue Mission has been helping people in need by providing food, clothing, and shelter. Though they have evolved over the years, adding more services, programs, and locations, the values of faith, hope and love continue to form the foundation of their mission.

This is what the SRM is all about: Putting an end to hunger and homelessness for men, women, and children in…

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3 Responses to “Paying It Forward, Starting In My Own Community”

  1. Lauri Fortino February 14, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Juliana. I really appreciate it! There’s a part of me that believes I was meant to help others, and I feel blessed that I can use my book to do that. Thanks again! 🙂

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  2. Patricia Tilton February 13, 2016 at 8:28 PM #

    Love the illustrations! Helping the homeless is such a worthy cause.

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    • Juliana Lee February 13, 2016 at 8:53 PM #

      It’s a gorgeous book Pat, both text and art. I hope you get a chance to read it. And the charitable donation just makes me want to buy a dozen to give away! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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