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About this project

While searching for a book to help me "train" my children on the importance of sunscreen use, I found that it was surprisingly difficult to find a book of any kind on the topic; let alone a book that was easy for kids to understand and enjoy.

I decided to take on the project, and Sunscreen Irene was born.

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Shortly thereafter, the book was set aside for more industrious pursuits (ie; working and making money) but the book was good and I felt that if I could bring it to fruition, it would become a book that remained on children’s bookshelves for years.

Being the father of three, I spend a lot of time reading books to my kids and slathering them in sunscreen, so I combined the two activities into one. I engaged a friend, Jennifer Horn, to edit the book with me, which turned into a more serious collaboration including character development and finding the perfect artist – The end result is what you will see today - a 20 page, fabulously and vibrantly illustrated rhyming book that comes complete with a poster-sized sun screen application guide that features all of the characters from the book!

Jen and I incorporated under the name ‘Melearning Media LLC’, a company whose primary objective is to write and produce children’s books with a focus on wellness and behavioral development. Sunscreen Irene is our first professional release and we are raising money in order to give away 10,000 copies to elementary schools, children’s hospitals and camps.

We are hoping to raise $15,000 for this endeavor. So please make a donation and help us to spread the word about proper sunscreen use, and help us put Sunscreen Irene into the hands of 10,000 children in time for the holiday season!

Thank you for your consideration!

Larry and Jen

PS: Here are a few more pages from the book, including the pull out poster that can be displayed on a wall or bulletin board!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risks that could impede the inexperienced would be handling the logistics of distributing the books.

However, I personally have 15 years of experience running warehouse fulfillment for a business. In addition, as the former sales manager of a cellular phone accessory company, I am intimately familiar with the distribution of small packages such as these.

We are confident we can complete the task in under 60 days from the date of funds being available to place the order with the printer. Beyond placing that order, we have two local warehouse partners who will be able to break the bulk order down and repackage and distribute 200 boxes, each with 50 units to kindergarten classes nationwide.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Your reward for a contribution of $10.00 will be an electronic copy of "Sunscreen Irene- A Great Book About Sunscreen".

    In addition, your name will be included on our website as a contributor.

    Our goal is to print and distribute 10,000 copies to elementary school students with the intention of increasing awareness of the importance of proper sunscreen use.

    Thank you for your support!

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    Your reward for a contribution of $25.00 or more will be a copy of "Sunscreen Irene- A Great Book About Sunscreen".

    In addition, your name will be included on our website as a contributor.

    Our goal is to print and distribute 10,000 copies to elementary school students with the intention of increasing awareness of the importance of proper sunscreen use.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    For a $100.00 contribution, your reward will be 10 copies of "Sunscreen Irene- A Great Book About Sunscreen" for you to donate to the children’s charity or school of your choice.

    If you wish, we will even ship the books to the location of your choice on your behalf. I have personally given away hundreds of these books, and the look on a child’s face when they see it is priceless.

    In addition, your name will be included on our website as a contributor.

    Our goal is to print and distribute 10,000 copies to elementary school kindergarten students with the intention of increasing awareness of the importance of proper regular sunscreen use.

    Thank you for your support!

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    A contribution of $1,000 will allow 400-500 children to receive a copy of "Sunscreen Irene- A Great Book About Sunscreen".

    In addition, you will 'll be listed as a ‘Platinum Contributor’ on our website and we'll send 50 copies to you or the charity or school of your choosing on your behalf.

    Our goal is to print and distribute 10,000 copies to elementary school kindergarten students with the intention of increasing awareness of the importance of proper regular sunscreen use.

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