The ultimate goal of this project is to encourage the love of reading and travel through a beautifully illustrated and engaging adventure. The book starts off colorless and monochromatic, but when "Bennett - The StoryTeller" enters The Storybook Empire made entirely of books and begins writing his stories, the kingdom begins to gleam in vibrant colors!
Beside creating the book, I wanted to have a way to help others in need. I will be donating 75% of the profits from the completed future book sales which is how the book can give back in many ways.
I choose the TD Foundation as the charity to donate proceeds to because giving money to help military families in need is a great cause.
Tom Deierlein Foundation Mission Statement: TD Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization that provides aid to children of wounded warriors and fallen heroes. We help American Veterans’ families in crisis.
What They Believe: The organization is non-political. Regardless of how people feel about war, one thing is true for all of us – we do not want to see innocent children suffer. It is a truly tragic thing when the most innocent and needy are suffering. Many people frustrated with war want to find ways to make a difference, or do something – ANYTHING. TDF provides an extremely valuable opportunity for all of us to make a true difference – a direct, specific, and tangible difference – in the lives of young children effected by war.
Operations: Much of our work is through a network of smaller, grass-roots charities with missions aligned with ours. We basically fill the gaps left by government programs, VA, and other charities. It is everything from a couple hundred dollars for school supplies, to a tablet for a boy with a reading disability, a refrigerator, to $15K to cover mortgage payments and keep a family in their home. It varies from truck repairs and overdue bills in collection to a new bed that lifts for a soldier with TBI. http://tdfoundation.org/successes/
Like written in Storytellers: Adventures in The Storybook Empire;
I would like to Help..Not 100’s of People, Not 100’s of Thousands of People, but 100’s of Millions of People - Thank you!!!
Risks and challenges
Creating a story and turning it into a picture book is no easy challenge even by today's new tech standards. Risk is an inevitable element of any project, however, I have done everything to ensure that this project will be executed and fulfilled successfully. The success of this campaign will help cover the expense of illustrations, formatting and publishing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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