Below are recent guests and their websites, that have been on Shannon’s Corner. You can also go to the Podcasts page to hear past shows
\Jude Bijou’s Attitude Reconstruction. Go to her website http://www.attitudereconstruction.com/ to learn more and listen to her interview here: Jude Bijou April 23, 2013 interview on WTBQ with Shannon Devereaux Sanford
Sherryl Woods,http://www.sherrylwoods.com NY Times bestselling romance author talks about her new releases and why romance novels are good for all of us. Listen here: Sherrly Woods, Romance Novelist on Shannon’s Corner
What Really Killed Whitney Houston: How Unconscious Loyalty Destroyed One Of The Greatest Talents of All Time – And Why it Could Be Happening To You Dr. Judith Derven and Jim Sniechowski Listen here: NY What Killed Whitney Houston Drs. Judith and Jim
Christopher Kennedy Lawford , author of Recover to Live: Kick any Habit, Manage Any Addiction. Wonderful book and important message for anyone who has addiction problems for themselves, someone they know or a family member. To learn more go to: http://christopherkennedylawford.com/
Listen to the interview here or at podcasts: Christopher Kennedy Lawford author of Recover to Live WTBQ Radio with host Shannon Devereaux Sanford
Kick Your Fat in the Nuts: A Natural Guide to How Your Body Works and How to Work Your Body Excellent book for getting and staying healthy. To learn more go to the Website: www.kickitinthenuts.com
Listen to the show here or on Podcasts: Kick You Fat in the Nuts A Natural Guide to How Your Body Works and How to Work Your Body by guest author TC Hale
Christina Steinorth’s new book, Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships will help you communicate and deal with any challenge that arises better than you ever thought you could.To learn more and get a copy of her book go to: http://christinasteinorth.com/
February 5 2013
Raul Valdes-Perez has written Advice is for Winners. We all need it sometimes, but we don’t always know how to utilize what is available and what will work. To learn more and get his book go to http://adviceisforwinners.com/ so you can really Make Good Choices ~
January 29 2013
Rarely does a first book of fiction by a young author get as much press and attention as has Wiley Cash’s a land more kind than home (Harper Collins). This is a novel you will want to read and not let go of.To learn more about Cash and his book go to http://www.wileycash.com
January 22 2013
Violence. It has become a part of our society and so has the debate on how to stop it. But before we can change it we need to understand its origins.Dr. Kathy Seifert author of How Children Become Violent, has a new book out, Youth Violence: Theory, Prevention and Intervention. .To learn more about Dr. Seifert go to www.drkathyseifert.com
Joseph Lige says: “The first step is always the hardest. One by one, inch by inch till I reach a foot then I’m off and running. 5280 feet later I’m finally there. I have completed a mile in one day. “Whether you plan to actually run a mile or just jump-start your life, Joseph Lige’s book, A Mile A Day will get you there. This book is the inspiration and motivation you need to move in the direction of your dreams. Go to http://www.amileaday.com/#! to learn more and get a copy – you will be so glad you did!
Dr. Peter Langman is a sought-after expert on the psychology of school shooters. His book, Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2009 by the American Library Association. His research on school shooters has been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill. To learn more about Dr. Langman’s book go to http://www.schoolshooters.info/PL/Home.html or http://www.amazon.com/Why-Kids-Kill-Inside-Shooters/dp/0230101488
To listen to his recent interview on WTBQ click the link below:
Dr. Jonice Webb‘s groundbreaking new book about childhood emotional neglect and how it can affect your life, Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect. http://www.emotionalneglect.com/
Listen to interview here: Dr. Jonice Webb Dec. 2012
Canadian publisher Pamela McColl who has published a new version of the classic, Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore,minus the pipe and the reference to smoking. go to www.Amazon.com and put in the title, Twas the Night Before Christmas edited by Santa
December 4, 2012
Herbie J. Pilato’s, has written a new book about Elizabeth Montgomery, Twitch Upon a Star, which is a wonderful read about the classic woman we all knew and loved. Pilato, who has written two previous books about the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, is an expert on Montgomery and had the pleasure of knowing her. Go to Amazon.com to get a copy or to Pilato’s website: http://www.herbiejpilato.blogspot.com
November 27th 2012
Jude Bijou’s new book, Attitude Reconstruction, proposes that all our problems stem from unexpressed sadness, anger, and fear. This book offers five complete, ground-breaking approaches in one. To learn more and get a copy of the book, go to her website http://www.attitudereconstruction.com/
To listen to the interview, click here or go to Podcasts: Jude Bijou Interview MP3 Nov 2012
Parents to the End: How Baby Boomers Can Parent for Peace of Mind, Foster Responsibility in their Adult Children, and Keep their Hard-Earned Money authored by Linda Herman
At a time when Baby Boomers expect to be enjoying their child-free years, a growing number feel anything but free. Instead of peace of mind and an empty nest, far too many boomers are discovering a different reality. For a copy of the book parentstotheend.com
Click here to listen to MP3 of interview: Linda Herman, Parents to the End
Tuesday November 13 2012
TEACHING KIDS TO BE GOOD PEOPLE is author and parenting expert Annie Fox’s wonderful new book. Annie recognizes that 21st century children require 21st century parenting and mentoring and she has the answers. Go to her website http://www.anniefox.com/ to learn more
To listen to the interview, click the link below or go to Podcasts
November 6, 2012
Carol Kinsey Goman, president of Kinsey Consulting Services and author of The Silent Language Of Leaders How Body Language Helps – or Hurts – How You Lead. Carol blogs for Forbes magazine and her consulting company helps business leaders and executives understand how their silent language can make or break their deal. To learn more, get her book, or to contact Carol, listen today and go to her website http://www.nonverbaladvantage.com/
If you take common prescription and over-the-counter drugs regularly like many of us, then you need to listen to Michael Murray, N.D. author of the new book What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know:The Alternative Treatments That May Change Your Life–and the Prescriptions That Could Harm You Go to his website www.doctormurray.com to learn more and get a copy of his new book so you can make really good health choices ~
Oct 16, 2012
Bill Eddy & clinical-child psychologist Don Saposnek, are co-authors of Splitting America: How Politicians, Super PACs and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce (www.hcipress.com), a fascinating and informative book that draws the parallel between a nasty divorce and our current political system.
To get the book go to the above website or get it at www.amazon.com
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Oct 9 2012
Got high schools students? Need help with the SAT’s? Well look no further. Master tutor Daniel Fischer is your answer. His knowledge of the SAT material is extensive. In unprecedented detail, Daniel has researched over 40 published SAT’s and PSAT’s from the last 7 years, tracking the frequency and application of every rule, formula and question type. His curriculum is designed to diagnose the exact need of each student, from pure content to application, and customizes to fit the exact needs of that student. He is a genius at teaching students how to ace the SAT. Go to http://www.educationindemand.com/ to learn more and get a master SAT tutor virtually in your home today
Did you know that 523 million girls and women worldwide cannot read or write? It is time to stand up and do something about it – and you can help. Stand Up For Girls on 10.11.12.
Go to http://litworld.org/standupforgirls and be a part of this.
LitWorld’s Stand Up for Girls campaign advocates for every girl’s right to a quality education. By learning to read and write, all girls in the world can protect themselves against poverty, poor health outcomes and lifelong struggle. Literacy is a skill that once learned, is hers forever.
September 25, 2012
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September 11, 2012
Colin Flaherty, White Girl Bleed A Lot
August 14 2012
Harvard Medical School professor, John T. Chirban, PhD. has written a wonderful and so helpful new book HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT SEX: Help Your Children Develop A Positive Healthy Attitude Toward Sex and Relationships. You may have seen Dr. Chirban on The Dr. Phil Show helping parents cope with this issue. There is a foreward in the book by Dr. Phil MCGraw who praises the book and Dr. Chirban for an excellent job. This is one book you will want to have in your parent library. For more information and to get a copy of the book go to http://www.drchirban.com/
July 24 2012
Have you ever wanted to make a movie? Sure it is the dreams of many but it is so far reaching that most of us never attempt it. After all, going to Hollywood and becoming successful is almost impossible. But what if you didn’t have to go to Hollywood? Jason Brubaker, author of the new book, How to Make, Market and Sell your Movie Without the Middlemansays that the future of filmmaking is not in Hollywood and that thousands of independent filmmakers empowered by the digital revolution have choices. Jason is an expert in video on demand distribution and is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff, a professional resource for independent filmmakers.Go to his website http://www.filmmakingstuff.com to learn more and pick up a copy of his new book for you or someone you know so they can make good choices ~
Psychotherapist Andrew Wald has co-written a new book with Cyndi Dale call Togetherness: Creating and Deepening Sustainable Love (http://www.andrewlwaldlcsw.com) This is a book about more than love. It is a book about creating personal boundaries and respecting yourself in a relationship. It is about unrealistic expectations and dealing with communication and change. It is about knowing and using the tools to create the life and love you want, and deserve.You will love this book. Listen to Andrew Wald and learn how you can continue to nurture yourself and your relationship. Andrew Wald Togetherness Interview
Todd J. Pesek, M.D. is a holistic physician and published scholar who specializes in disease prevention and reversal toward longevity and vital living. With over a decade of global research and practice experience, Dr. Todd has now published a wonderful new book, Eat Yourself Super: One Bite at a Time. To learn more about Dr. Todd Pesek and his wonderful new book go to http://eatyourselfsuper.com/ and get a copy of his book so you can stay healthy and happy.
June 12 2012
Children’s book author, Kelly Bennett’s new book, One Day I Went Rambling (Bright Sky Press). As are all of Kelly’s wonderful books this is a delightful book to read and enjoy the illustrations by Terri Murphy. This is a children’s book that encourages imaginative play and will be a staple in your child’s reading library. To learn more go to www.kellybennett.com
Obaid Kadwani, who is often referred to as “the Ryan Seacrest of Bollywood.” Kadwani has a more serious subject to talk about, the non-profit organization he founded in 2003, A Slice of Hope, which seeks to bring awareness to the ‘hunger epidemic’ here in the US. To learn more about his amazing organization and all that they do, go to www.asliceofhope.org
David J. Linden’s highly acclaimed new book, The Compass of Pleasure (Viking Press / Penguin) is a New York Times bestseller that explores the biology of vice and virtue in the brain’s pleasure circuits. A professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain.This is a fascinating book that you may have heard Dr. Linden talk about on many television and radio interviews. The Compass of Pleasure is a must for your reading list this summer. To learn more about Dr. David Linden and get a copy of The Compass of Pleasure go to http://www.compassofpleasure.org
May 22, 2012
If you, or anyone you know, is caring for a seriously ill husband then you know how draining it can be and how caring for yourself gets lost in the mix. But it shouldn’t.
My guest today, Dr. Diana Denholm has written The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook . She has learned how to manage anger, guilt, grief, stress and resentment and will talk about it today at 1:00. Listen to what she has to say and go to her website www.caregivingwife.com to learn more and get a copy of The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook so you can help others make good choices ~
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May 14, 2012: Dr. Cloke is an innovative and successful couples’ therapist who has been helping couples create lasting connection, commitment, and intimacy by learning the essential relationship skill. His new, award winning book, Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment and Intimacy (http://www.happytogetherbook.com). To learn more and get a copy of Happy Together go to http://www.billcloke.com so you can make good choices ~
May 8, 2012
Mother’s Day is this week and there is no better story of a Mother’s love and how it changes us in ways we never knew was possible, than that of my guest, Kelle Hampton and her new book, Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected.You may have seen Kelle talk about her book on the Today Show, or ABC News, or CNN or in People Magazine. You can watch this heartwarming ABC News video about Kelle here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/video/living-with-down-syndrome-15483374
May 1, 2012
Do your kids play freely outside and love it or is their play time scheduled? For most of us, we worry about our kids playing outside but my guest today, Mike Lanza says it is time to get our kids back out and he has a new book out called, Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into A Place For Play. To learn more about Playborhood go to www.playborhood.com
April 17, 2012
Dr. Barbara Rolls is an expert on how to lose weight while controlling hunger. Her new bestselling diet and lifestyle plan VOLUMETRICS has a new book THE ULTIMATE VOLUMETRICS DIET. You may have seen Dr. Rolls on numerous television shows such as 20/20, The Today Show, ABC New, CBS Evening news, CNN and many others talking about her book. Go to her website, www.thevolumetricseatingplan.com and get her book at Amazon, any bookstore on online or at her website so you can start your summer Making Good Choices~
March 27, 2012
Do you feel empowered in your life? Rev. Charlene Proctor, PhD http://www.charleneproctor.com/ has a new book out with that title, The Oneness Gospel. She talks about why it is so important to recognize your spirituality and share the 12 Principles for Becoming Divine Human. Dr. Proctor is a weekly guest on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act and will share with us her beliefs and discoveries. To learn more about her and The Oneness Gospel at www.charleneproctor.com
March 20, 2012
Helene Lerner, a successful executive at the New York Times and producer of more than twenty television shows is author of a new book IN HER POWER: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster). In this powerful and extremely helpful book Lerner tells us how to recognize our unique destiny and how to confidently proceed forward to claim it.
To learn more about Helene Lerner go to http://www.womenworking.com or http://books.simonandschuster.com/In-Her-Power/Helene-Lerner so you can always Make Good Choices
Patrick Taylor is a New York Times best selling author of the ”Irish Country” novels, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village & more (http://patricktaylor.ca),
He is terrific and has lots to tell us about his work, St Patrick’s Day and just being Irish.
Listen to the interview here (click on link below) or go to the Podcasts Page
It is never too early to think about college for your children, and if you have children in High School you are most likely thinking about it all the time. There is so much to learn and so much to navigate and we can’t do it alone.
Joining me is Dr. Michele Hernandez president of Hernandez College Consulting hernandezcollegeconsulting.com and co-president of Application Boot Camp www. applicationbootcamp.com. Dr. Hernandez is a former admissions officer at Dartmouth College, author of A is for Admission and a regular guest on Good Morning America, CNN and the Today Show. She is an amazing wealth of knowledge about sending our kids to college. How can our kids get into an Ivy League School? What counts most in high school – grades only? How about the SAT’s? What do we need to know about the entrance essay? What about quotas?
Listen to the interview here:Dr. Michele Hernandez WTBQ RADIO NY with host Shannon Devereaux Sanford March 6 2012
March 7th is World Read Aloud Day, hosted by LitWorld the global literacy advocacy organization. I have talked about it often and many local schools have the information. Today I am excited to talk with Pam Allyn, The Executive Director and founder of LitWorld and LitLife. Pam is an advocate for reading and writing and spreads her word globally and has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio and has regular articles in the Huffington Post. Pam has lots to share with us including a recent trip to Africa and what she learned there.
To learn more about Pam, LitWorld and Read Aloud Day go to www.pamallyn.com or www. litworld.org. We also have a page on this website where you can learn more. Listen live today at 1:00 to Pam Allyn so you can learn more and make good choices ~
February (go to Podcasts to listen to these shows)
February is Heart Awareness Month and those gorgeous women in those beautiful red dresses who are there to remind us about the International Red Dress Campaign. Go Red For Woman is about saving lives and learning about how you can prevent heart disease. I am sure you have seen the ads and today we are going to talk with a woman who has had a heart attack, Angela Zamore, and to Dr. Herbert Insel Senior Cardiologist at EHE International in NYC. Listen today so you can learn how you can prevent heart disease, which is a big risk for women. Go to www.EHEINTL.com to learn more so you can Make Good Choices ~
You may have seen my guest, E, talking about her new book, Shmirshky, Good Day NY, Rachel Ray or The Doctors or many other shows and if you are curious as to what she is talking about – you have to listen to her talk with me. E is great fun and her book is informative and fun. Shmirshky: The pursuit of hormone happiness (Hyperion Books) will have you talking and possibly hosting a Shmirshky party and maybe even inviting Erlicks.Listen and learn more go to her website www.shmirshky.com to get a copy for every woman you know!
Judy Norsigian will be sharing with me all the new topics that are included in this 40th year version of Our Bodies Ourselves. Judy is the executive director of Our Bodies, Ourselves and has been on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw talking about the book that is a trusted friend and companion of many women. First published in 1970 Our Bodies, Ourselves, has inspired the women’s health movement for years.
Get inspired to get a copy and go to their website www.ourbodiesourselves.org so you can read everything you need to know to make good choices ~
From Saturday January 28, 2012
Are you throwing money away every year? Well if you are ready to do your taxes and want to learn how to save then you need to listen to Bill Lewis and Connie Edmond authors of MONEY for Your Used Clothing (www.mfyuc.com). This booklet will help you save money on your used clothing and things around the house you usually give away or sometimes just throw away. Learn how these and other items can make you money instead. Listen to Bill and Connie give us all great advice.
My second guest today is Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha, the renowned Spiritual Healer and New York Times bestselling author. Master Sha has written a new book, Tao Song & Tao Dance: Sacred Sound, Movement and Power from the Source for Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity and Transformation of All Life (Simon & Schuster). Master Sha is truly amazing. You may have seen him on his PBS special. He is devoted to making us understand that we can find a path to harmony and health by connecting to our soul, and he teaches us how by singing. To heal and practice the power of the soul Master Sha shows us the sound from the heart and soul of the source. Do you want a life a long, healthy and fulfilled life? You can by learning to embrace the power of Tao song and Tao dance to bring you back to balance and radiate a positive energy and serve humanity by making the world a better place. Clean out the bad karma and live a balanced life with a rejuvenated soul.
Master Sha is wonderful and we are so lucky to have him share with us his music and his grace. What a wonderful interview! Listen Saturday at 1:00 and embrace his warmth and spirit. Also go to his website WWW.DRSHA.COM and get his book which comes with a DVD of the songs that will heal your life so you can start anew in making good choices
We have become a global world of foodies. What better way to get to know a country and its people than by learning about the food they cultivate, cook and share with each other. I love learning the food customs of other countries and joining me today to talk about the food of Greece is Diane Kochilas. Diane is truly amazing. She is the author of 18 cookbooks about Greece and its food and has appeared on many televisions shows showing well-known personalities like Martha Stewart and Andrew Zimmerman how to authentically cook, Greek style. She will be joining me Saturday at 1:00 to talk about her wonderful book The Greek Vegetarian and all her many books. You can learn more about Diane, her books, her cooking school and walks through Greece at her website www.dianekochilas.com You can also find her terrific cooking videos on YouTube’s Greek FoodTV Channel. They are informative and fun.
Also joining me is John Vitale, owner of Sogno Coffee. Knowing that others must share of his love of a perfect cup of coffee and all the dizzying arrays of trendy brands that are out there, he wanted to make it simple for all coffee lovers. So he started Sogno so everyone could have the pleasure of a real quality cup of coffee by using the finest Arabica beans. The result is an unrivaled aroma and that perfect cup of coffee. Go to www.sognocoffee.com to learn more about the company, the different blends and how to purchase them. You will be glad you did. As a coffee lover I can tell you this is one fabulous cup of Joe!
Do you know that you are ready to quit smoking, eating junk food or have had enough with a bad relationship yet somehow you never really get to the desired result? That is true for many of us. But how do we get out of our own way and allow what we want to really happen?
Author and well-known speaker Tim Shurr has written four books and his newest is Get Our of Your Way! How to Eliminate Self-Sabotage and Win Your Life! Tim speaks around the country on many television and talk shows explaining how to get what you really want – and not self-sabotage. What he has to say will change the way you look at your future and your life now. Want to make a positive change in the new year? Listen to Tim Shurr on Shannon’s Corner Saturday at 1:00 and go to his website www.timshurr.com/eliminatesabotage/ and you will be on the way to making really, really good choices!
New Year – New You! Have you wondered about plastic surgery thinking maybe it is time, but then think that it is just too expensive and too invasive? Well what I have learned about plastic surgery is that now neither has to be true.
My guest, Dr. Mauro Romita whose practice earns the highest patient satisfaction percentage in nationwide independent survey, tells us everything we really need to know about plastic surgery and answers the questions we all ask. How much will it cost? Do the injectables like Botox and Juvaderm work? Do I have to do a whole face lift or can i just fix a bit here and there? What are the pros and cons of that? These and many more questions are answered by Dr. Romita who has been named one of The Best Doctors in New York by New York Magazine and is board certified in plastic surgery. Dr. Romita has a practice on 66th Street and his website is www.skinMDny.com. Go to his website, learn more and make an appointment with Dr. Romita today so you can be your best in 2012!
Also joining me is plastic surgeon and author Dr. Tony Youn who you may have seen on Rachel Ray, The Early Show or Fox News talking about his new book, In Stitches, A Memoir (Simon and Schuster). This is a very funny look into the world of plastic surgery via Dr. Youn’s life and his account of medical school and what it is really like to become a doctor. Great book that will make you laugh as you learn more about the real world of medicine and the life of doctors. Go to www.institchesbook.com and get a copy to read and share with your friends so you can all make good choices!
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Do you have small ones at home tht are just about to eat? Well it is no surprise that what you start feeding them now will make a difference in their eating habits throughout their life.
Joining me will be the author and entrepreneur of Sage Spoonfuls, Liza Huber. Lizahas written a wonderful book teaching us how easy it is to make your own baby food. Easy? That was my question, but easy it is. Really. It is easy and healthy to feed young children from real food, not store bought baby food and they will love it. Liza has everything you need to make the food and a fabulous book full of great recipes and photos. You will love this book. You may have seen Liza on the morning shows talking about the book and her Sage Spoonful products. She says her mother made her baby food when she was little and that is what got her started. It is amazing her mother, Susan Lucci, had the time. So if you think you don’t have the time – think again. This will show you how to save money, make healthy baby food for your kids and save time. Great book for you or someone in your family that just had a baby or is going to have one soon. Go to http://sagespoonfuls.com/and learn about this and how you can get a copy so you can make good choices for your kids.
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One of the best books I have come across about parenting Sharon Silver, who is a parent educator, wrote. The book is Stop Reacting and Start Responding: 108 Ways to Discipline Consciously and Become the Parent You Want to Be (www.proactiveparenting.net).
This is an easy to read, extremely helpful and insightful book. It has topics every parent wants to know about and answers those ‘help, what do I do?” questions we have all asked. She will teach you how to correct an issue with your child without reacting in that same old, sometimes angry way that doesn’t work. Your child will listen without arguing and the relationship you and your child will share will enhance their self esteem. I love what Sharon has to say and her very clear solution-oriented tips that will give you the advice you need in those times you need it most.
Sharon has talked about her book on the Oprah Show, Parenting Magazine and other well-known publications and if you haven’t heard about it yet, it is time to pick it up now. Go to her website, www.proactiveparenting.net and pick up a copy. It is a great book, you will be thankful everyday you have this book as you learn to continually make good parenting choices ~
Water is something we take for granted. Turn on our tap and there it is. But in many countries water is scarce and what is available is hard to obtain and dirty. Kids die early in Africa, Peru, Cuba, India and Romania beccause they are poverty stricken and in some places because they don’t have access to water. Over one billion people in the world don’t have access to clean and safe water.
Tom Eggum founded an organization over 30 years ago, Hope 4 Kids International, to help kids around the world who suffer from poverty and disease. They drill wells in rural villages throughout east Africa and central India, they sponsor AIDS orphans, construct medical clinics, build schools – and you can help. In this season of giving you can make a difference with just a few dollars. You can also really get involved by going on a volunteer trip to these locations.
To donate, find out more about what they do and what you can do go to www.hope4kidsinternational.org. There you will find all you need to know and how to donate. You can send money online or through your cell phone. Also visit www.w4ki.org to learn more about Water 4 Kids International. Water is life and without it we can’t live. Find out how you can help by visiting these sites so you can spend some of your holiday time by Making Good Choices ~