For every book sold Sand River Publishing will take a small percentage of sales and donate it to small charities around the country. Helping people and giving back is important to me. Even in the smallest of ways it makes a difference. I will choose a different charity every 3 months. Charities can add their own thoughts on the comments page.
For the month of September Sand River Publishing has made a donation to Team Patton Outreach. Team Patton Outreach raises upwards of 400 stuffed animals. The stuffed animals are given to St. Johns Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and Children’s Hospital Specialty Center in Clinton Twp, Michigan.
MARCH 2023 Sand River Publishing donated a hoodie, shirt and a book for a benefit event at Local 98. An apprentice (Kevin Dulapa) who just got married and is 27 has cancer of the leg and lungs. They are removing a tumor in his leg and they stopped treatment on his lungs and are monitoring it. Their having a dinner, silent auction and raffles to help pay for his medical expenses. They also have a Gofundme set up also. Feels so awesome to give back even just a little.
DECEMBER 2023 This month's donation from Sand River Publishing went to the Madison Academy in Flint, Michigan. 34 new winter jackets, gloves and hats were given to deserving kids. Feels so awesome to be a part of this. I love to give back even in a small way and support local. It's the best feeling in the world. Sand River Publishing contributed to this last year as well.. Below is some of the kids with new jackets,, gloves and hats.
SEPTEMBER 2022 This month's donation from Sand River Publishing (The Blue Collar Follies) went to Cliff and Tammy Patton in memory of their daughter. Stuffed animals go to the Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. So awesome to give back even in a small way. Cliff is a Local 636 hand and his wife are great people.
JUNE 2022 Sand River Publishing donated to PR Kids in Detroit, Michigan with Local 98. A house was renovated to provide a clean and safe environment for women who need help with supplies and advice with their children.
MARCH 2022 Sand River Publishing made a small donation to Michigan Building Trades/Local 98. It's going to JAIME'S KiDS (Wencel Family Home Addition Project) in Detroit, Michigan. The donation will buy some plumbing supplies. I love giving back even in a small way.
DECEMBER 2022 This month's donation was made to MANE IN HEAVEN. I picked this organization because I love what they do. The organization is in Barrington, Illinois and are a non profit organization. They connect people with miniature horse therapy to promote empathy, kindness and over all well being. They take their ponies to hospitals, nursing homes, Shriners etc. Their website is MANEINHEAVEN.ORG
December's 2022 donation was made to MANE IN HEAVEN. I picked this organization because I love what they do. The organization is in Barrington, Illinois and are a non profit organization. They connect people with miniature horse therapy to promote empathy, kindness and over all well being. They take their ponies to hospitals, nursing homes, Shriners etc. Their website is7 MANEINHEAVEN.org
First donation for Sand River Publishing was to to the Madison Academy in Flint (K thru 12) in September 2021. The donation will help provide jackets, hat and gloves for the kids.