Come out to Barnes & Noble on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm for the book signing and reading event to kick start the Book Fair for Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley starting December 2nd, 2016 to Sunday December 11th, 2016 at the store located at Barnes and Noble Palms Crossing at 3300 W. Expressway 83, Suite 1100, McAllen, Texas 78501 and online thru December 16, 2016. Catholic Charities will earn up to 10-20% back on purchases you make during our book fair.
I want to take only a couple of minutes of your time to remind you that our book fair at Barnes & Noble begins this Friday, December 2, 2016 and goes on until December 16, 2016. During that time you will be able to purchase our book Lost: Children of the River or any other eligible item in store or online using our book fair id: 12050555. This will ensure that Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley receive up to 20% of all sales.
If you are not familiar with the Catholic Charities of the RGV or (CCRGV) I will gladly tell you about them. They are the kind and caring people who, along with the help of the other generous folks at the Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, opened the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Respite center. It is a place dedicated to assisting the undocumented families and unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. - Mexico border which sparked major media attention in 2014 for the sheer number of minors and families coming through.
Here's a direct quote off of their website:
"The Humanitarian Crisis Relief was an effort which began last summer due to the influx of immigrants crossing the border who didn’t have an adequate place to rest. Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) with the help of the Sacred Heart Church, the City of McAllen, as well as volunteers and donations, opened its doors to the Respite center, located at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in McAllen, Texas. The center provides a place for the countless men, women, children, and infant refugees to rest, have a warm meal, a shower, and change into clean clothing as well as receive medicine and other supplies, before continuing onto their journey. As of August 2015, we have assisted over 23,000 individuals. "
Find out more about this non-profit organization at CCRGV.
We believe that art and business can be catalysts for good in our community. This is why we chose to publish a book on the unaccompanied minors/refugee crisis, to put a spotlight on something unprecedented that is taking place right here at our door. Help us spread the word by sharing this post and by getting your own copy of our book Lost: Children of the River using our code (12050555) at check out either in store or online from December 2, 2016 through December 16, 2016.
Editors at The Raving Press
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is the non-profit organization which opened the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Respite center operating out of the Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas. They are our guests at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair, receiving a full 20% of your purchases of our book "Lost: Children of the River" or any other qualifying item in the store or online using our promo code: 12050555. Please come out and help us with this effort.