Guelphites Making a Difference
Zachary Collins has been writing books since he was in Grade 1 with his Art Teacher, Debbie Wilson. He was so inspired after seeing the Founder of Free the Children speak at an event in May, he decided he needed to do more to be part of the change. He decided to combined his passion for writing with his desire to help children across the world by selling his books to raise money for “Free the Children” <http://www.freethechildren.com>www.freethechildren.com.
He has had a very busy, fun and exciting summer selling his first book “Medieval Mystery”. Zach did a book signing at the Stone Store in Guelph in June (thank you BrendaJ) that led to a radio segment, TV spot and coverage in our local paper (see links below). His focus and drive to raise money through his books sales for children in need has been both inspiring and moving.
The exciting news is he has raised $1500 to date for Free the Children and he continues to work towards his goal of $8500 to build a school in a community in need. The support from Free the Children has also been motivational for Zachary.
TV News Segment: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=980241
Radio Segment: http://booksradio.com/?attachment_id=782
His upcoming events are below and we hope you can attend one of them:
. Eden Mills Book Festival Sunday September 15 from 11-5pm
. The launch of his second book at Chapters Guelph on October 12 at
. Chapters Kitchener books signing and fundraiser on November 2 from
. Library East Branch Reading and book signing on November 16 at
. Westminster Library Reading and book Signing November 30th at 1pm
If you haven’t already you can follow him at:
If you are interested in buying a book contact me directly (the book is $10)
or sponsor him at http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=3801517
&LangPref=en-CA and we will mail you a book.
A BIG thank you from Zachary for all your on-going support!