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Book donations…

12 Oct

I went to the Time Out Youth Program in Charlotte, NC today to donate a stack of books. Two kind people responded to my request and I am grateful for their kindness. When I arrived to drop them off the director of the program was ecstatic. A ten dollar book. My book costs less than a pack of cigarettes does in NYC. They beamed as if I had written a large check to help them house and feed some of these kids. I am humbled by their amazing gratitude.

I don’t want people to get tired of me asking for donations. I can’t help myself. There are too many homeless teens for me to ignore them. Once I saw the video of the homeless youth, I found out that 40% of youth are homeless due to their sexuality. Not because they are mean or hateful. Not because they use drugs or commit crimes. They are homeless because of who they love.

I know I mentioned this in a previous post but felt it needed to be repeated. Many parents have discarded their children for something that I KNOW is NOT a choice. It is not a learned behavior. I don’t need a scientist to tell me the cause. I don’t need a bigot or someone toting a Bible to tell me the cause either. Life experiences tell me that this is not a choice. It’s quite simple. If you know that you’ll be hated for something, you wouldn’t make a choice to do it anyway. It’s not scientific. Its life and love.

My goal is to publish as many books as I am able to publish. I will donate a portion of the proceeds for each book to LGBTQ youth. I will be publishing in different genres and my promise is to do the same for the books I publish outside of the LGBTQ genre. I am committed to helping eradicate homelessness with this population. My dreams are being realized and as long as I have breath, I will pay it forward. My donations will grow as my ability does.

I would like to thank everyone who has already purchased my book. Your purchase is counted in my quarterly donation as well. Thanks to everyone who has and will donate a paperback copy to the library at the Time Out Youth program and The Ali Forney Center. You have no idea how big this small gesture is to these teens.

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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Book donations…

  1. tangledmermaid

    January 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I really Can’t wait to read your books. My fiance and I are going to school to help LGBT youth we have met some people who really need help and it broke our hearts. This is after we’ve decided we are going to find a way to help. lol.. but we are working hard on our degrees so we can figure out some way to open up some shelters to get these children a home.

     
    • coffeybrownbooks

      January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      That’s amazing! Working with these kids has opened my eyes to so many things. You and your fiance are exactly what they need. Thank God for you both! Keep me posted on your progress!!

       

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