Sunday, September 11, 2005

FYI

I'm taking a moment out of your lives to point out there are people are there right now who would really love to read a good story.

IF YOU WERE LIVING WITH YOUR CHILDREN IN A HUGE SHELTER, A STRANGE CITY, WITH NOTHING TO DO, WOULDN’T YOU LIKE THE CHANCE TO ESCAPE INTO A GOOD BOOK?

My name is Amanda Mecke (amecke@earthlink.net), and I am a literary agent who has a friend, a mystery writer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who has arranged to take books directly to shelters in New Orleans. If you want to make direct donations of books, you can do so at Toni Causey”s address below.
If you prefer to donate money to funds which are distributing books to children through shelters and libraries, see also the links to FIRST BOOKS and the Louisiana

State Library Association.

toni.causey@gmail.com

……..Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Truly, when hundreds of people stare at the walls, absolutely destitute and destroyed and with nothing to do but think over the trauma, books will be a wonderful temporary escape and salvation.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Melissa said...

What a great idea for direct involvement in hurricane relief, Quinn. I forwarded the info to my daughter's elementary school - the 1st grade has an annual kids' book drive as their community service project, and I'm hoping they designate hurricane victims as the recipients this year.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Fremont said...

It IS a GREAT idea.., just one problem. None of the books I have, are considered to be "good books". And the only "Good Book" I have, is actually a borrowed one.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Toni McGee Causey said...

Quinn,

Thank you for posting my request. Since so much has changed already and since I'm getting packages that I can't place, could you remove my mailing address and please put my e-mail address up instead? That way, if someone wants to send something, I can help direct them to the right place. I'd really appreciate the change. Thanks.

Please tell anyone interested to e-mail me at toni [dot] causey [at] gmail.com

7:52 PM  

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