Proceeds from a children’s book, Sock Wars will support Raise-A-Reader

The loss of a child is a difficult thing for any family, but the Christensen family of British Columbia have chosen to remember their son and brother, Jonah by raising funds for children’s charities.   The Make-A-Wish-Foundation and Canuck Place (a  pediatric hospice that provides palliative care children and support for their families) are two charities that have benefited from this family’s admirable efforts to cope with their grief by supporting others in need.  Since Jonah’s dad was a magician, it was a natural to raise funds through magic shows.  This year, the family has expanded their fundraising efforts to include a children’s book inspired by Jonah’s playfulness.  Sock Wars is the story of a sister and brother who have fun even before the chores are done.  Written by Jonah’s twelve year old sister,  Hannah Christensen and illustrated by Erika Quiroz, this charming picture book is as joyful as it is heartfelt.  This year, the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Raise-A-Reader, a children’s literacy program that has raised millions in a little over ten years.

You can read an on-line version of  Sock Wars but don’t forget to boost literacy in BC with a generous donation.