Help Kids to be Courageous

I love children's books because illustration with words can become the most beautiful message. And if animals are some of the main characters, all the better!
If you haven't already seen it, pick up the book "Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog" at Local author Regina E. McCarthy and her illustrator, Sue Dettman, created a wonderful book of characters and important messages--including
anti-bullying! It's a great way to empower kids and build self-esteem. WTTW - TV (11) did a nice piece on it when I did the launch PR awhile back.
Unfortunately, bullies can be found everywhere. It's getting close to Back to School time, so pick up the book in case you need to bring up this tough topic with a young person. The groundhog is very brave and the book is an awesome tool to get kids talking about what's going on at school or on the bus.
Blue Stone Healing Books are developed to help hear the hearts of children so they may lead healthy lives as adults.
-Louise Edwards PR

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back 2 School 2013 Scores High

What an honor to work with the Back 2 School program created by the Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation.  This year's event was bigger than ever --and it's already the largest program in Illinois.  We held it at the Broadway Armory in Chicago.  Many thanks to returning supporters Stefan Holt of NBC 5 (2nd photo), fitness guru and TV inspiration Andrea Metcalf (bottom photo), nutrition and fitness gal Lisa Payne (4th photo), Windy City Reptiles and more!  Over 500 students in need were inspired to achieve and be creative, and they scooped up awesome school supplies.  Before the school year begins, we'll have distributed 750,000 school supplies to 25,000 kids.This includes the homeless, working with DFSS.  Plus, military families, working with Operation Homefront. Kudos to Executive Director Matthew Kurtzman and President Abby Hans and the countless volunteers who make the program work.

It was a feel great day...and the Chicago Tribune saw it worthy of page 4... and, that's why I love what I do!


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