Good morning. Most of us have a favorite charity. Some of us have a few. Make-A-Wish, Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, and the Alzheimer’s Association are among my favorites, but as a writer and former teacher, I have put my heart behind the Florida Writers Foundation (FWF) because approximately 32 million adults in the United States can’t read.

The Florida Writers Foundation, Inc, is a 501 © (3) nonprofit corporations that promotes literacy by increasing writing skills and fostering a love of reading in children and adults. Without reading, I’d be going crazy during this coronavirus pandemic. Imagine not being able to read recipes, order necessities online, or communicate with friends on Facebook or through emails. 

Envision a world without great literature, poetry, comics, and beach reads. If like me you would consider it bleak, please think about donating to the FWF. It won’t cost you a thing. All you have to do is make your purchases at, instead of, and choose the Florida Writers Foundation as your charity. You won’t pay a cent more for the products you purchase, but Amazon will give a percentage of the purchase price to this worthwhile organization. 

Thank you.