Pocket Parks of NYC
Here at the close of the 2012, I find myself making the usual list of goals. One of these goals is to decide on a NYC charity to which to donate a portion of the net earnings for Pocket Parks of NYC. I was introduced to this idea by my first publisher. It was small, and is now closed, but their idea was a good one. They donated a portion of each of my first novel, FIRST SATURDAY, to the charity of my choice. Since my book touched on teen suicide, I chose a charity that kept teens busy after school with fun and educational activities.
Alas, that charity, too, is no longer in existence, but I still think it’s a good idea. This time, however, I will choose a well-run organization that has longevity and a proven track record. I was much less educated about such things back in 2002, but after working with a few non-profits since then, I feel better equipped to choose a charity. The thing is I would rather not do it alone.
If you know of a deserving charity involved in making New York City pocket parks more productive or greener or whatever you think the qualification should be, please email me, preferably with a link included. Tell me why. I am open to all ideas.
In the meantime, my wish for you is a healthy and prosperous 2013. May all your wishes come true.
Happy New Year!