I promised my friends and colleagues that I would stop them for donations when children stop needing us.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 06, 2011
As many families and individuals struggle with finding the perfect gift for the special people on their lists, a local author and entrepreneur has a solution. Throughout December, Vivian Valtas Schmidt, co-author of “Stiletto 911: The Makeover Manifesto”, will donate 100 percent of book sale proceeds to two charitable organizations: Imerman Angels and The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.
Imerman Angels is a non-profit organization that offers invaluable support to cancer patients in the Chicago area, reminding them that they are never alone. Founded by cancer survivor Jonny Imerman, the group provides one-on-one support via a “Mentor Angel”, a cancer survivor who is the same age, gender, and has overcome the same type of cancer as the patient.
The Boys and Girls Club is an after-school program, offering a vast array of educational programs and activities for young people. The group’s goal is to provide a safe environment for kids to build healthy relationships and explore life-enhancing programs.
“I’ve been volunteering with both of these organizations and have seen the value of their work first hand,” says Valtas Schmidt, an author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. “I was inspired by the season of giving to give these groups a little bit more than my time.”
Valtas Schmidt recently published her first book, a combination novel/self-help book, “Stiletto 911: The Makeover Manifesto”. To lend more support to IMERMAN ANGELS and The Boys and Girls Club, she is donating one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of “Stiletto 911” equally to the two charities.
According to Valtas Schmidt, owner of Vivian Valtas State Farm in Chicago,“ I promised my friends and colleagues that I would stop them for donations when children stop needing us. Until then, no one I come in contact with is safe from my sticky fingers. So, buy the book, give it to someone who could use a light-hearted read, and you’re benefitting the people in our community.”
“Stiletto 911: The Makeover Manifesto” is available on Amazon.com. For more information, contact Vivian Valtas Schmidt at 312-835-1908 or vivianvaltas(at)yahoo(dot)com.