A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book (retail and wholesale) have been donated to the organizations listed below.  Since 2017, I have been fortunate enough to be able to donate ALL of the GROSS proceeds from the sales of each book; I am hopeful to be able to continue this for many years to come.  Click the icon bar of each to learn more about them.

philoxenia house

Donations Made 2013 thru 2019

The Philoxenia House Ministry demonstrates love for our “neighbor” which is a pillar of our Orthodox Christian Faith, and hospitality that is representative of our heritage. We offer free temporary housing to individuals and families visiting the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, in need of shelter,spiritual healing and / or comfort.


Donation Made 2019

The mission of Meals On Wheels Chicago, is to ensure that Chicago seniors & individuals with disabilities benefit from nutritious meal programs that improve their quality of life and maximize independence.  As an organization, MoWC is committed to meeting the need presented and continues to raise private funds necessary to widen the safety net that protects the city's most vulnerable individuals.  We are always gratefully accepting donations of time, treasure & talent.


Donations Made 2014 thru 2019

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a proud member of Feeding America, is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,500 people each week. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in our 13-county service area, we rely on our generous donors, volunteers, and community partners – the local food pantries and feeding programs, food manufacturers and retailers, companies, foundations and individuals who join with us in our vision for no one to be hungry in Northern Illinois.


Donations Made 2017 thru 2018

 Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, 501(c)3, no kill shelter that rescues, rehabilitates and adopts out all breeds of dogs and cats. Like people, animals have distinct personalities that make them unique. At Animal House Shelter, we are proud to say that the dogs and cats are treated like our own. We care enough to be certain they are treated with the comfort and respect that they deserve and we make every effort to ensure that they go to the right, forever, permanent, loving home.

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