A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book (retail and wholesale) has 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 2018

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.


Donations Made 2014 thru 2018

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.


Donation 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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