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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

YA for NJ PRESS RELEASE!



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       Kieran Scott
                                                                                                                                                                  Founder

Young Adult and Middle Grade Writers to Host “YA for NJ” Event to Benefit Sandy Victims

November 15th 2012

River Vale, NJ (WEB) – Over 170 popular Young Adult and Middle Grade Writers have come together to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy through an online auction from Friday, November 30th through December 7th. Autographed books, school visits, and online meetings are among the many items that will be placed up for sale.100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

“I wanted to do something to help those in the direst need,” said author Kieran Scott, who penned the New York Times bestselling Private series as Kate Brian and is organizing the “YA for NJ” event. Like many others in her home state she felt helpless and was literally in the dark in the wake of Sandy, but still wanted be part of the support effort. In a matter of days, over 170 authors rallied to aid in her endeavor. Scott describes the writers as “talented friends and authors who not only had amazing things to offer, but would offer them up willingly for a good cause.”

Kieran partnered with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey after observing the organization’s swift and effective response in New Jersey’s hardest-hit areas. “As soon as the storm clouds cleared,” Kieran said, “they jumped into action.” Kieran has supported the Community FoodBank of New Jersey for years and was glad to help the organization in the Jersey shore’s time of need.

Some of the auction’s most intriguing lots are hardcover copies of the best-selling Beautiful Creatures signed by authors Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia; a skype visit with Gayle Forman, the international best-selling author of If I Stay; and autographed copies of the complete collection of The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black. The auction will be hosted by eBay Giving Works as part of their High Profile Auctions program.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America, distributed 37 million pounds of food in the last year to people in need in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Its staff and volunteers fight hunger and poverty not only through the distribution of food and grocery products, but by education and training, and by creating new programs to meet the needs of low-income people. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has earned Charity Navigator’s highest mark, a four-star rating, for the second consecutive year.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Direct Link to Auction Page http://www.ebay.com/yafornj
YA for NJ on Twitter:@YAforNJ
YA for NJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YaForNj

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