Giving Back…

Giving Back…

“It is more blessed to give than to receive…”

It has been a dream of mine for nearly two decades to write weather books for children. That dream became a reality in March 2018, and in the 11 months that have followed, I have been humbled and thrilled at the success of the three “WOW! Weather!” books that have been published. Each of the three has been ranked the “#1 New Children’s Weather Book” on Amazon soon after hitting the market. Amazing! I’ve also had the opportunity to visit dozens of schools and read my books to elementary school students. It has been a wonderful way to share my love of science and weather with the next generation.

Shortly after the Camp Fire started and quickly became the most destructive wildfire in California history, I decided that I should take some of the financial blessing that these books have provided… and pass that blessing on to those in need. In November, 20% of the proceeds from the “WOW! Weather!” book series were donated to the Red Cross for Camp Fire relief. Thanks to matching donations from two of my awesome co-workers, Elizabeth Cook & Ken Bastida, 360 meals were provided to fire victims.

Making that kind of a difference, albeit small, felt good. It felt great to give!

So, with other weather disasters in the news, I decided to donate 20% of book proceeds in December to a wonderful organization that provides immediate disaster relief to communities across the country: Convoy Of Hope. December sales were solid, and as a result, 190 hot meals were served to families dealing with a weather disaster. What a great way to end 2018!

The thought of this dream of mine turning into a portal to give back to others ignited an entirely new way of looking at this business. It’s not about making money. It’s about giving money.

So that’s what I’m going to do.

Generosity Is The Way

This is going to happen EVERY┬áMONTH my “WOW! Weather!” books are for sale. A good chunk of what is made will be poured right back into the community.

We’re off to a great start in 2019: In January, enough “WOW! Weather!” books were sold to provide 158 meals to needy families in San Francisco & Marin County through the SF/Marin Food Bank.

February will be an amazing month, too, as 20% of book proceeds will be donated to an organization doing work all around the country: The Alzheimer’s Association. They not only use resources to help find a cure for this disease, but they spend millions of dollars every year helping families who have loved ones living with Alzheimer’s. This is a charity that’s close to my heart.

Thank you for your support of my “WOW! Weather!” children’s book series this past year. Let’s make a difference in people’s lives… together. Because it is more blessed to give than it is to receive.

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