It has been our great pleasure to work with and support the following organizations with the help of our generous sponsors.
Want to receive books for your agency, school, or organization? Submit a request to Keri Vellis HERE. Please include your organization's name, location, contact information including name, title, email, and phone number, and a website link. We will get back to you soon.
Napa County Courage Center
"Thank you, Keri, for your generous donation of When I Was Little and Sometimes to our Napa County Courage Center (because it takes COURAGE for a child to tell their story). There is so little written for children on these subjects and we all thank you for your heartfelt and important contribution."
- Judy Durham
Director - Napa Courage Center
Marin Foster Care Association
The Marin Foster Care Association strives to
bring together all resource families, agency personnel and community members commited to supporting foster youth in Marin County.
"Keri's books are a wonderful addition to our Community Resource Center. Marin's foster kids and their caregivers really enjoy the easy language and evocative illustrations that tackle very tough issues."
Director - Marin Foster Care Association
Verity strives to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse.
"What wonderful books and artwork. These books are going to be a huge asset to Verity and our work, and I'm so grateful you and Jin are both a part of the Sonoma County community. "
Communications Coordinator - Verity
Verity's reviews of the books.
When I Was Little:
Verity works with kids of all ages who have experienced trauma, primarily sexual abuse or trauma. When I Was Little gives kids a way to understand that talking about what happened can help kids feel better and heal. The book shows kids a situation that they can relate to in simple but powerful terms, and the situation is vague yet potent enough to be relatable to anyone who reads it. This book encourages bravery and resiliency in the kids who need it most, and for that, we are forever grateful.
Kids who have gone through the foster system have a higher likelihood of sexual abuse, so Verity has helped a number of foster children and foster parents navigate life post-trauma and post-placement. Sometimes is a book that shows these kids that they are not alone, and they are not weird or wrong for having been placed in a new home. We look forward to reading this book with the kids who need to see and hear these messages most.
Redwood Children’s Center
"Due to your generous donations Redwood Children’s Center was able to receive When I Was Little to help the children they interview."
Redwood Children’s Center is a child-friendly environment at the Family Justice Center young victims of sexual abuse or trafficking are interviewed by a trained forensic professional. To reduce the number of times a child must be interviewed regarding their experience, sessions are monitored and recorded for law enforcement, legal and social services professionals review.
Keller Center for Family Violence Intervention
The Keller Center for Family Violence Intervention is a unique, multi-disciplinary, nationally recognized clinic in the San Mateo Medical Center. It serves the needs of victims of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect, adult sexual abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse, providing a compassionate, culturally sensitive, family-oriented experience for the victims of abuse, minimizing trauma and maximizing outcomes.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is one of only five level one trauma centers in Los Angeles County. The hospital is the cornerstone of healthcare services for more than 700,000 residents in the greater South Bay catchment area. Since 1946, the hospital has served the Southwestern region of Los Angeles County, providing high quality healthcare to every patient regardless of ability to pay.
Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, is the leading statewide advocacy agency for foster, adoptive and kinship parents in NJ. Our Mission is to provide advocacy and enriching programs and services to empower families and youth to thrive. We help foster children achieve their dreams and wishes.
Lonestar Social Services
Lonestar Social Services works hard to bring families together, whether it is through our Foster and Adopt Services, Adoption Home Assessments, or simply Adoption Home Inspections. Our workers are committed to serving the best interest of children residing in the state of Texas.
California State Care Providers Association
Mission Statement: Children and youth who live in out-of-home care have a broad range of educational, emotional, medical, psychological and mental health needs. The community has a responsibility to assist these children.
We believe that a primary focus of an agenda for children and youth in out-of-home placements must incorporate assistance to all care providers. This assistance will enable the care providers to better serve the needs of the children and youth placed in their homes by the courts.
My Stuff Bags Foundation
The My Stuff Bags Foundation provides new belongings, comfort and hope to thousands of children each year who must be rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment across the United States. By rallying widespread individual and corporate involvement through our unique “My Stuff Bags” program, we address the immediate physical and emotional needs of rescued children, and help support the agencies caring for them.