May 17, 2013

Read a story, help a cause!


My beautiful imaginary-blog friend turned real friend, Amy, sent an email a while back about CausePub. If you don't know Amy, you don't know that her blog's mission is to introduce people to big and small ways to change the world. She is constantly posting about organizations, ideas, and projects in which average people like you and I can become involved and that will help make a difference in the lives of others.

CausePub, she told us, is looking for stories for a book they want to publish and the proceeds will go towards helping people in Africa to have clean water. Stories to help people, you say? 

I'm all there.

So I went to the CausePub website to find out more about it and what I found out made me want to help. From their website: "CausePub is a community of story-tellers working together to create best-selling books that directly impact specific causes."

Basically, CausePub wants to get a bunch of storytellers to submit stories for a book called Couch Rebels. A Couch Rebel is someone who got up from the couch and had a life changing experience. They say it best: "While the rest of society is imitating potatoes, you’re learning, growing, and experiencing the incredible things life has to offer."

Once the book is published they hope to sell 15,000 copies and for every book sold, an organization called Blood: Water Mission will be able to provide three people in Africa with clean water for one year.

Isn't that awesome!? That's 45,000 people for 15,000 books!

So how can you help and why am I telling you about this? Well, the stories that are published will be chosen based on a few criteria; one of them is number of votes.

So...you can help me by going here and voting for my story, or...you can go here and vote for any story you like such as Amy's right here, and/or...you can commit to buying a book when it comes out. Judging from the stories submitted it will be a very cool book to own.
I hope you would take a moment to check this out. You can help make a difference with a few minutes and a few clicks.

Easy as pie.
  

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Wonderful story and timely for me since I'm feeling a little OLD these days. I voted! I'm number 26.

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Amy L. Sullivan said...

Thinking of you, girly. Thanks for the shout out.