Are you looking for a way to help children? Do you have a passion for sewing? Why not join the two and help orphans around the world. Dresses for Orphans is a nonprofit ministry that sews specially made dresses and shirts for children in orphanages worldwide. It is lead by Darlene Carpenter who works with over 60 volunteers in four states. Over 13,000 outfits have been made and sent to 92 orphanages in 29 countries. Visit their website at www.dressesfororphans.org.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators-Western Washington invites you to attend our Fall 2013 Inside Story at Mockingbird Books in Seattle on Sunday, November 3, at 4:00 p.m.
We hold this celebration twice a year for booksellers, librarians, teachers, and other children's book lovers so you can hear the "stories behind the stories" of new and upcoming books by our local authors and illustrators. Each presenter gets a couple of minutes to share inside information about their book. Booksellers, librarians, teachers, media people, and other kidlit lovers are all invited. Please feel free to forward this invitation and bring your friends and coworkers!
This fall's featured presenters include Dana Sullivan, Karen Lewis, Patrick Flores-Scott, Jaime Temairik, Roy Kindelberger, Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Nina Laden, Kathryn O. Galbraith, Dia Calhoun, Craig Orback, Brenda Z. Guiberson, Suzanne Williams, Richard Jesse Watson, Samantha R. Vamos, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Lorie Ann Grover, and Matthew Porter.
Please RSVP to info@mockingbirdbooksgl. com as soon as possible!
We hope you'll be there to help us celebrate these wonderful new books.
Inside Story Chair
SCBWI Western Washington
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Chosen Premiere Film Showing in Seattle
Tickets still available 1-866-437-5433
This event is on 26 September 2013
7:30pm Seattle Aquarium
On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the Seattle Aquarium will open its doors and turn down the lights for students and community members at the Seattle Premiere of Chosen. The gripping new film tells the shocking true story of two All-American girls tricked into trafficking. Brianna and Lacy explain how pimps targeted them in their Washington neighborhoods and how they were rescued. The film was created by Shared Hope International, an international anti-trafficking organization founded by former Washington Congresswoman Linda Smith, to educate youth on the dangers of trafficking.
Today in America, experts estimate at least 100,000 U.S. children are being trafficking within U.S. borders, at the alarming average age of 13 years old. The film and corresponding action pack teach youth the warning signs of trafficking and equip them with resources to protect themselves and others.
$35 – General Admission TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE, CALL 1-866-437-5433
Friday, September 13, 2013
Now’s your opportunity, Christian Childrens Book Review is looking for reviewers and an intern. The deadline in September 27th.
Go to www.ccbreview.blogspot.com to get all the details to apply.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Last Saturday we partnered with Safeway Markets giving away fingerprint kits and You Can’t Fool Me, Be a Safe Kid coloring books. Many parents showed their appreciation by thanking us for helping the children. We want to thank Brewton-Hight Farmers Insurance of Silverdale for donating the fingerprint/ID Kits and The Kitsap Community Consortium for funding the Be a Safe Kid coloring books. A thank you for all the volunteers, Maggie, Gigi, Bernie, Judy and Dan, who helped make this event a success!
Dan presents the Bremerton Callow store manager with fingerprint kits and coloring books for the employees.
Maggie explained how fingerprinting works to an interested Dad in Silverdale.
Gigi and Judy engaged many parents giving away fingerprint kits and coloring books at the Bainbridge Island Safeway.
Monday, September 2, 2013
As parent’s rush to get their kids ready for school, updating photos in their fingerprint kits should on the top of the list. Don’t have a fingerprint kit for your child? No problem. Freedom13 will be giving away fingerprint kits and You Can’t Fool Me, Be a Safe Kid coloring books this Saturday, September 7th from 11 am – 2 pm at the following Safeways:
2890 NW Bucklin Hill Rd. Silverdale
253 High School Rd NE, Bainbridge Island
900 N. Callow, Bremerton
Stop by and get free kits and coloring books for all the children in your life.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Hope you enjoy some quotes from Mimi Doe and Garland Waller’s book, Drawing Angels Near, Children Tell of Angels in Words and Pictures.
“When angels wave their arms, it makes music. (age 8)
When I was a baby I used to cry “waa,waa,waa” until my angel came. (age 3)
My angel sounds just like me. (age 5)
My angel has wings and lives up in the sky. They talk to children in their hearts. (age 6)
An angel is a bird with a person in the middle. (age 4)
Angels are silent. They just are there for you. It is like an inside thing. (age 7)
Angels always walk on their tiptoes. (age 6)
Angels love all of the children in the world. (age 6)”
Friday, July 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Please mark your calendar and on May 25th pray for all missing children. Included in our missing children are an estimated 300,000 American born children coerced into child prostitution each year. Thank you for joining us.
Gene & Sandy Hill
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
"Global 4/14 Day is an annual day of prayer for the world's children." said Steve Karges, founder and president of Children's Ministries International, Inc. and coordinator of the event. "The focus of our prayers on Sunday will be for the children who are forgotten, vulnerable and spiritually lost," Karges explained, "and we invite Christians everywhere to join the movement and pray."
Thursday, April 4, 2013
This is a movie on child sex trafficking done by Friends Church in Yorba Linda, CA. It opens April 12th! Check the link below for times and theaters in your area.
In the Seattle area it will be at AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16, Lynnwood and Regal Meridian 16, Seattle.
We want to thank the partners who made this film possible including Aglow International and Focus on the Family. For a complete list see their website.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thursday March 14th, 12 noon, Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Rd., Silverdale, speaking on human trafficking with free children’s fingerprint/ID kits available. This event is open to the public. If you would like lunch please RSVP to me as soon as you know. The cost is $15.00.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
We have exciting news. Our heart’s desire has been to create a safe house for trafficked youth. We have set sail toward that destination and launched Freedom13 (www.Freedom13.org). Freedom13 is under the umbrella of One Church One Family and together we envision a safe house along with emotional and spiritual healing for trafficked children.
I’ll continue to inform about children trafficked into the sex trade in the U.S. and how to protect our youth. If you have a group interested in knowing about these issues please contact me and we’ll setup a free speaking engagement.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
I’ve experienced people sharing with me how my book, Heaven Just Believe, helped their family deal with death and loss. I count it a privilege to able to help others during their season of grief and appreciate all of them sharing with me.
With the recent accounts of school shootings, I thought I’d share another book about the loss of a school teacher in hopes of helping more children. The book is about a loved teacher who dies in a car accident and how her class of students learn to accept, cope, and then remember their memories of her with fondness. The book is, I Remember Miss Perry by Pat Brisson. The picture book for age four and up is beautifully illustrated by Stephane Jorisch.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Do you want to know more about human trafficking especially teens trafficked into the sex trade? Mark your 2013 calendar January 21-27 and join us for the free events in Kitsap County.
For a week of informative events click- http://breakfreekitsap.wordpress.com/events/
For the Saturday workshop you must register http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4923312761