She wasn’t thirteen yet. But it didn’t matter. She wasn’t old enough – at least that is what the volunteer organizations told her. It didn’t make sense. “What difference does it make if I’m nine or thirteen?”
After creating her own successful campaign, she gathered a car load of warm clothing for a local homeless shelter. But it was at the shelter where she received an unexpected gift of her own.
Fireflies of Hope was written to empower and inspire kids, of all ages, to make a difference within their own communities. The ability to change lives is not defined by age but by one’s heart. The story is not just motivational but it offers a list of national and international community service opportunities that are kid friendly. At the end of the book, there is also a scientific Q&A section about fireflies.
After working on the story for a couple of years, Fireflies of Hope has now been sent to its first potential publisher. As a picture book, it shows kids that one simple wish can change the world with their fireflies of hope. Hopefully, it will find its home soon.