Sara & Geoffrey are on an Adventure to Save the World. Their book teaches children and adults that helping others is a truly rewarding endeavor that can be exciting and thrilling. Save the World for you and me! Save the World for all to be happy and free!
Elizabeth Truong, the author of Sara & Geoffrey lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with her husband and children. She is inspired to save the world by her mother, Lien. Lien is an immigrant and a single mom who put eight children through college. After Lien retired, she dedicated herself to help people less ofrtunate. Lien tirelessly finds ways to raise money and has been giving every penny away to hospitals, orphanages and other organizations. Elizabeth hopes to follow in her mom's foot steps to make a difference in the world. "Growing up, as immigrants from Vietnam, my family had nothing. I can still remember our excitement when we received our first bag of used clothes from the Salvation Army. I was overwhelmed with joy. I want to pay it forward by encouraging kids and parents to have fun while helping others." --Elizabeth
Elizabeth grew up in Boston and went to UMASS Amherst for her BS and was a recipient of a full scholarship at Babson College for her MBA. She is currently a Chief Investment Officer of a one billion dollar privately held multi-family investment group. She is also a sustainer with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and is a proud mentor in the mentoring program for Children's Home Society of Florida.
The Sara & Geoffrey idea came to Elizabeth when she went shopping with her daughter for a Halloween costume. Her daughter was 3 years old at that time. She saw a Super Girl outfit and immediately only wanted that one. Once home, her daughter was so excited. She put on the outfit and jumped around saying "I want to go save the world, mommy! Come on, let's go." She was insistent on going outside to knock on everyone's door to see what she could do to help them. She had never seen a superman show before yet somewhere and somehow she wanted to go save the world. Elizabeth's son is just as enthusiastic like other children his age. All he wants to do is wear his cape and run around with special powers.
About the Illustrator
Korey Scott specializes in illustrations for children's books, educational material and funny characters. His illustration style is perfect for capturing the attention of children and adults. Lorey is proud to say that his illustrations and children's books are not only fun to look at, but they also provide a beneficial resource to a child's education. Children love the playful details and silly characters while adults enjoy how the illustrations encourage children to read, learn and have fun. His work has won awards such as "Best Children's Book" at the 2007 North Texas Book Festival and the Folen Spur Honor Award from the Texas State Reading Association (TSRA) in 2005. Teachers also enjoy using his material for class projects.
When he is not drawing and many times when he is you can find him spending time with his wide Kelly, poking fun at his two dogs, trying to make people laugh and speaking Spanish.
We received the Sara & Geoffrey Donate Clothes 25 page paperback book ($11.95). Sara & Geoffrey Donate Clothes is a pretty easy read and great for children! It helps teach them ways they can help other children. Donate Clothes touches base on all the seasons and the things to donate for those seasons. Jedilynn is six years old and in first grade, she loves reading this book! There are only maybe a handful of words she needed help with. It is a great way to get your child to willingly want to go through their old clothes and send them to a child in need. We have been going through her clothes that no longer fit and made a donation to a local church. We also showed her the clothing donation boxes around the city, so now when we are driving if she sees one she says, "Oh mom, we forgot to bring some clothes to put in the donation center!". Her school just had a food drive and she brought in a huge bag of canned goods, even things she likes were in her donation bag! I am quite the proud mama! She is also in Daisy Girl Scouts and one of their missions was to bring in a single clothing item for a child less fortunate, she picked out and brought in on her own, several outfits to donate. If she is getting dressed and something doesn't fit she puts it in the donation box we have here at home.
When you buy Sara & Geoffrey products online 70% of the proceeds from the book and 20% of the proceeds from merchandise will be donated to YOUR selected charity! How cool is that? You get to choose where the proceeds from your purchase go! The Charities you get to choose from:
- Children International
- Family Promise SPBC
- Girls on the Run
- Henderson Behavioral Health
- Junior League
- The Duffy House
- Junior League of Bergen County
- Susan Komen
- St. Jude
- Somaly Mam Foundation
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Prader-Willi Florida Association
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Check out the other awesome merchandise! Sara Collection which consists of a "S" T-Shirt for ages 2-7 ($9.99, can be customized for an additional $5.00), pink Sara Tutu for ages 2-7 ($14.99) and a Sara Headband in Pink or Green ($5.99). Or the Geoffrey Collections which consists of a "G" T-Shirt for ages 2-7 ($9.99 and can also be customized for an additional $5.00) and a pair of blue satin Geoffrey shorts ($14.99).
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Disclaimer: We were provided with a free copy of the Sara & Geoffrey Donate Clothes book, all opinions in this review are 100% my own! I was not compensated in any other way for this review.