Partnering with Schools and Making A Difference!

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I believe we’re here to make a difference, and for me that means positively impacting the health and improving the lives of children. That’s why I launched The Rootlets Rooting For You program.

Rooting For You is a fundraising initiative that supports local elementary schools, as well as the children and families of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.



Here’s how it works:

For every author event, school visit or school-hosted Rootlets book sale, I donate 10% of my total book sales back to that participating school’s library, and an additional 10% of my total book sales to Lurie Children’s Hospital.

In addition to fundraising, Rooting For You also connects students with the sweet patients of Lurie Children’s, through inspiring and motivational Rootlets’ Rooting For You greeting cards. Every student that purchases or receives a Rootlets book will also receive a card that they can personalize for a child in the hospital. This is a great way for students to spread kindness, happy thoughts and smiles…and to let the children of Lurie Children’s know that we’re rooting for them!

You can read more about The Rootlets partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital here! (PDF)


About Lurie Children’s:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals in U.S.News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 174,000 children each year. Learn more at



Join me in making a difference

For more information on how you can get involved with Rooting For You email,