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Help A Public Library

WHAT’S THE SCOOP?

Just like her fictional 9-year-old children’s character Missy Barrett, Elyse Bruce hopes to help as many people as possible with her “Pinwheels and Pearls” style community crowdfunding and to educate middle grade readers on the ways they can invest in their communities and make a positive impact.

WHAT EXACTLY IS PINWHEELS AND PEARLS

“Pinwheels and Pearls” is a book for readers 8 to 13 years of age that encourages and empowers children to volunteer their time and effort to help people in their community.  It teaches readers the lesson that when everyone does what they can, a whole lot of good gets done.

In this children’s chapter book (the third in this children’s chapter book series), 9-year-old Captain Cancer Fighter visits Missy Barrett’s school with his mother and the organizer of Relay for Life in the community.  It doesn’t take long for Missy to come up with two fundraising ideas and ways to get her family and friends to help out.

The books are reasonably priced at $12.00 USD plus $3.00 USD for shipping and handling when purchased directly from the author.  One dollar from the sale of each book is also donated to Relay For Life of Sevier County.

BENEFITS

Whether a business, organization, or individual sponsors one book or a hundred books or more, each book sponsored and donated to a public library in Tennessee will make a difference in the community.

  • Relay For Life will receive one dollar from each paperback book sold and donated to a public library in Tennessee.
  • Children and tweens will be encouraged and empowered to volunteer their time and talents to help others.
  • Cancer research and awareness will benefit from this project.
  • Lives can be changed in positive ways.

WHAT ARE THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS?

PINWHEEL LEVEL – $15.00

Sponsor 1 book and Elyse Bruce will send you a personal thank you email.  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.

PINWHEELS LEVEL – $45.00

Sponsor 3 books and the Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note.  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett’s Twitter feed.*

PEARL LEVEL – $75.00

Sponsor 5 books and the Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note as well as an award you can frame and hang in your office.  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett’s Twitter feed and Facebook page,* and your name and business will be thanked on her website as well.

PEARLS LEVEL – $150.00

Sponsor 10 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you, an award you can frame and hang in your office, and a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.” One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life. A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog,* and your name and business will be thanked on her website as well.

PINWHEEL AND PEARLS LEVEL – $300.00

Sponsor 20 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note, an award you can frame and hang in your office along with a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.” One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.

A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog.*  You and your business or organization will be thanked on her website as well. and you will receive a personal phone call from the author.

PURPLE SUNSHINE LEVEL – $450.00

Sponsor 30 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note, and an award you can frame and hang in your office along with a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.”  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog.*

You know how theaters and museums and all those kinds of places have plaques listing all the amazing people who have helped them over the years?  The author will do the same thing on Missy Barrett’s website.  Yes, there will be a virtual “Wall Of Awesome” and you and your business or organization will be listed in the Very Special Sponsor section!  You’ll also receive a personal phone call from the author thanking you for your support.

QUARTER CORNERS LEVEL – $750.00

Sponsor 50 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note, and an award you can frame and hang in your office along with a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.”   One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog.*

The “Wall of Awesome” mentioned at the Purple Sunshine Level  has a Very Special Sponsor section.  Quarter Corners level sponsors will also be found on the “Wall Of Awesome” in the Mega Special Sponsor section.  And yes, you’ll also receive a personal phone call from the author thanking you for your support.

The big surprise at this level is that you and your organization or business will be included in the upcoming Missy Barrett chapter book, “Dollars and Sense” (release date to be determined).

*NOTE:  Missy Barrett has over 4,100 subscribers to her WordPress blog, nearly 1,000 LIKES on Facebook, and slightly more than 350 followers on Twitter.

WHERE ARE THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN TENNESSEE LOCATED?

The State of Tennessee has a great website which is where the author found every single public library in the entire state.

Here’s the breakdown of public libraries in each region:

IS RELAY FOR LIFE AWARE OF THIS BOOK?

Yes. Sophia Conerly of Relay For Life of Sevier County approached the author last Fall about writing a Missy Barrett children’s chapter book in support of Relay For Life.  Senior Manager Kayla Shelby of Relay For Life Mid-South Division in Knoxville is also in the know as is the American Cancer Society.

WHO DO YOU CONTACT TO BE PART OF THIS?

Send an email to Elyse Bruce at elyse@elysebruce.com with the words PINWHEELS AND PEARLS in the subject line!

 

 

Pinwheels and Pearls

The newest Missy Barrett chapter book, “Pinwheels and Pearls” is coming out this month with a book launch party at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theater in Gatlinburg on Sunday, March 26th at 2:00 PM.

Captain Cancer Fighter visits Missy Barrett’s school and he, his mom, and Relay for Life of Sevier County‘s Sophia Conerly speak about Relay for Life and Relay Recess during the school assembly.  Right away, Missy makes up her mind to do something that will help raise awareness and money for Relay for Life.

Captain Cancer Fighter is  real-life 9-year-old Jordan Pickens who lives in Sevierville.  This photo was taken in January at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Coffee Talk event at the Civic Center.

We’ll be sharing updates leading up to the event.  While you wait for the next announcement, please feel free to download these images and share them with your online and real friends and followers.  Help us spread the word about this sure-to-be awesomely fun book launch party!

If you’d like to know how you could be part of the fun and excitement, contact Elyse Bruce via Facebook by clicking HERE or via Twitter by clicking HERE.  We’d love to hear from you!