Over the years, FUN Books has been involved with several charitable
causes. For the past few years, we've teamed up with our other family business, Jing
Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi (www.jingying.org), to raise money for:
Relief - Donations went to:
specifically for Tsunami relief. We chose Mercy Corps based on their high
Hurricane Relief - Donations went to
www.thearc.org for the developmentally disabled who were affected by
Hurricane Katrina and Rita. We also sent a big box of books and recordings
to a New Orleans area family displaced by Hurricane Katrina (they are now happily living in a
new home). Greathall Products graciously contributed some recordings to the
New Orleans family.
2006/2009: Local Crisis Assistance - Last year we raised money for a local organization (www.spanhelps.org),
and we are continuing to support them this year. The money primarily helps
families who are in danger of being evicted, having their heat turned off,
or who can't afford their prescription medications. The average family
helped by SPAN includes three children and makes only $750 a month. Many are keeping their families
together while one member is facing a serious medical condition.
2010: Haitian Earthquake Relief - We are contributing a
portion of our January & February 2010 sales to a Haitian Earthquake Relief
fund. We are also teaming up with our martial arts school (www.jingying.org)
and will be holding a DJ party featuring Caribbean music and food, as well
as a kick-a-thon, on February 20th. We will be offering prizes to attendees,
so we welcome donations! If you live in Maryland/Virginia/DC, we hope you
can come to the party!
In addition to the money we raise through our SPAN specials, FUN Books
donates items to our Jing Ying silent auction. We are grateful to our
fellow vendors who have also donated their products to our fundraisers.
A special thanks goes to vendors who have contributed to our silent auction
for multiple years (they are marked by a *).
Charlesbridge Publishing (publishers of the
Home Education Magazine
Life Learning Magazine
Many individuals in both the homeschooling community and in our
martial arts studio have contributed items from their home businesses as
well as handcrafted items.
would like to make a donation to our annual silent auction, or make a
monetary contribution, please contact us. We can take donations at any time,
but we usually start collecting items in October. The silent auction
takes place in mid-December.
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