Granada Hills, CA, December 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida has once again called on former foster child, Elle Febbo, to raise awareness and funds using her best seller, “What Love is A-Z”, released last year through Infinity Publishing. The book has also recently been nominated for an award by the Film Advisory Board, and also positioned for an Independent Publishers Award (IPPY Award) in NYC this June 2012.
A special edition of the publication has been printed in support of CCHR Florida, and comes complete with a poetry contest entry form on the final page. Through the month of January, CCHR Florida will be gifting a copy of the best-seller to anyone donating $30 or more to their campaign for healthy kids, and is also gearing up to release a compilation of children’s poetry later in the year.
Febbo was just 12 years old and living in her first foster home when she became an award winning, published author, and she says it was all because of a contest much like this one, which her social worker encouraged her to enter. “A child’s voice is a powerful one,” says the author, “and that one contest changed my life-- it reminded my heart that anything was possible.”
Her award winning publication, “What Love Is A-Z”, has been used to raise funds for such organizations as the World Food Programme, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Orangewood Children’s Home, Reading Is Fundamental of So. Ca., and the list goes on. Clearly, she’s on a mission and her bottom line is two-fold. “The children we serve are just as important as the dollars we raise,” says the author and mother from Los Angeles, Ca.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a national advocacy group, dedicated to exposing mental health violations and psychiatric abuse of children and foster youth. Earlier this year, Febbo gave a speech at the Capitol Theater in Clearwater Florida at a Benefit Concert, sharing her personal story, and thanking those who continue to shed light on an often dark subject matter, and who continue to speak out on behalf of the voiceless.
For more information, visit www.ellefebbo.com, or visit www.CCHRFlorida.org.
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