Virgil’s Big Check

Since we started the Virgil Gives Back campaign, Virgil has been itching to hand one of those huge checks over to Heart for Africa.  I’ve tried to explain to him that we will be making our donation in private, but he’s a kid so what does he know?  It’s all glitz and bright lights to a boy.  His heart is in the right place, though.  We even found this catalog place online where for $79.95 (+ shipping & handling), you can buy a dry erase big check for all your charity needs.


That’s a great idea if you’re more into being in pictures than giving.  Sorry, off my soapbox now.  In reality, if we bought the big check, we wouldn’t have much left to give to the babies.  Anyone else reminded of Michael Scott’s Run for Rabies on The Office?

December sales have been going okay.  If any of you readers don’t know what we are up to, you can read about it here:   Virgil Gives Back .  In a month-ending effort to raise more money, I’m going to use my KDP countdown time next week so that I can sell the book for 0.99 and still get 70% royalty to donate.  Less profit, but hopefully more sales.  It will run from Dec 23rd – Dec 29th.  I’ve got it being publicized at all the outlets I could find.  Any suggestions, please feel free to offer them – I am admittedly a novice at this.

Below are links to the book and the charity.

Virgil Creech


 Merry Christmas and God Bless

Virgil Gives Back

Virgil Creech Takes a Swipe at Redemption is on sale for only  .99 12/23 – 12/29

Beneath his rough exterior, Virgil Creech has a big heart.  To prove it, in the month of December, proceeds from the sale of his book, Virgil Creech Takes a Swipe at Redemption will go directly to benefit orphans in Africa through a wonderful ministry called Heart for Africa.

Here is a description from their website:  Heart for Africa is a Christian non-profit 501(c)3 public charity.  Working alongside churches and children’s homes in Swaziland, we are providing care and hope for a future for children in this small African nation.  Through short term service trips, child sponsorship, and large fund raising programs, we are working to deliver quality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, and education to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Swaziland.

In 2011, I had the privilege to visit Heart for Africa in Swaziland, meet the people there, and put some hard work in on their baby home.  I was brought to tears when they announced their first baby’s arrival in March of 2012.

Joshua when he arrived
Joshua when he arrived
Joshua now
Joshua now

As you can see, Joshua is now a thriving boy, alive only through the efforts of the staff at Heart for Africa and its many generous supporters.  The count as of this writing is thirty-four babies and twelve toddlers – forty-six lives saved.

Join Virgil in his fight to care for these children!

imagesCAH4BLOQ To find out more about the work of Heart for Africa, click on their logo.

 Virgil Creech

To purchase Virgil’s book and make a difference this Christmas, click the book cover.  (Available in paperback or ebook version)

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