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Highly Decorated Retired NYPD Detective Pays it Forward with "The Gift Keeps Giving"
Retired Detective turned children's author and songwriter is gifting his award winning book to children around the world this Christmas.
By: Bridget O'Brien PR & Events
"Mr. Holidays Presents The Roof Top Hop" won three of the biggest awards in the children's book industry for Best Holiday Book, Best Holiday book with music/Theatrical, and the prestigious Independent Book Publishers award.
Recently Michael was inspired by his good friend Ben Stroh who resides in Iowa. When the hurricane hit Texas, Ben went to his local Walmart and completely bought out two shipments of water, and donated & shipped them in tractor trailer loads to the people wiped out by the disaster in Texas. Michael was so touched by this kindness and good will he started reaching out across the country to Schools, communities, and charities to offer and donate his award winning books in hopes it will bring a smile to the children's faces this Christmas. Michael just started this campaign in October and already has shipped out 15,000 copies of his book to children across the country. The response for his books has been amazing.
Michael wishes to donate over 100,000 books to the children and ship them in time for Christmas 2017. He titled this campaign "The Gift Keeps Giving" cause he feels it was a gift from above that inspired him to create Mr. Holidays. A gift to be honored with three awards for his creation, and a gift to be able to pay it forward to bring a smile to as many children's faces this Christmas 2017 Holiday Season as possible.
If you would like to lend some support to Michael and his Christmas mission to put a smile on every child in need's face this Holiday season you can donate to the Go Fund Me campaign to defray the expensive shipping costs. https://www.gofundme.com/
Michael has sent his books to:
BEL-AIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cutler Bay Florida
Professional Support Center/SDMC Bradenton, Florida
OLD HARDIN ELEMENTARY Liberty Texas
CRAIN ELEMENTARY Victoria Texas
Apostolic Church of Beaumont Texas
Valero volunteer foster children's program in Port Arthur Texas.
Dallas Elementary School Dallas Pennsylvania
& Southgate School Bellevue Kentucky
Newport Primary School Newport Kentucky
Campbell Ridge Elementary School Alexandria Kentucky
Park St School Boston Massachusetts
Children of Tonkowa Oklahoma
Red Cross Oklahoma
Quota International of Waterloo Iowa
United States Marine Corps. Toy's for Tots New Jersey Division
Rockaway Borough School District New Jersey
Chester Lions Club New Jersey
Homeless Solutions of Morris County New Jersey
JBWS: Jersey Battered Women's Service
SAFE: Member agency of:
United Way of Hunterdon County
NJCASA / New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Catholic Youth Organization Tapan New York
Christmas in the Forks…Helps families in need and several local schools in Ausable Forks New York Area.
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (formerly Babies Hospital) at Columbia Presbyterian New York City.
NYPD Holy Name Society "Ronald McDonald House" in New York City Toy's for Children Program.
Anchor Club NYPD Widows and Orphans
NYPD Police Athletic League in the south Bronx New York
NYPD Detectives Endowment Association forwarding to
St. Mary's CHIldren's Hospital
& Garden oF Dreams Charity
Blue Lives Matter
NYPD Self Support Group for families of officers injured in the line of duty.
NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association (Toys for children)
FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY ASSOCIATES
NEW YORK STATE/ EASTERN CANADA CHAPTER 2017 TOY DRIVE
COMMUNITY MAYORS INC. SERVING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
N.Y.P.D. HONOR LEGION
Widows and Children of Officers Killed in the line of duty.
Suffern Police Department Christmas Toy Drive Suffern New York
Bridget O'Brien PR
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