Day 1 ~ Become a Serial Fundraiser!

It’s the last day of the 10-day Countdown! Tomorrow Love & the Hidden Hockey Clues goes live!  Abigail is heavily involved in charitable work. Today I’m sharing tips for supporting your favourite charity.

LOVE & THE HIDDEN HOCKEY CLUES is Book 1 of the Laugh-out-Loud Hockey Caper Romance series ~ following the clues and falling in love! May 14 is the day. Woohoo!!


Abigail is a serial fundraiser – she moves on to the next project as soon as one is finished. She puts time and effort into helping to raise money for causes that are important to her. And that’s the first tip – volunteering your time and energy is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a charitable organization. Find something that touches your heart and offer to volunteer. Chances are you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

If you’re more comfortable donating money, that’s always welcome, too! Pick a cause that you’d like to support. I find that I gravitate toward education, homeless shelters, food banks – and medical research, of course. I tend to prefer that my money is used locally and nationally, but supporting international causes is just as worthwhile. Look at what is happening in Ukraine right now and how urgently they need our support. Do your research. Make sure that they are accountable and transparent so that you can be assured that your money is going toward their mission. Some suggest that at a minimum, 75% of the money that is donated to the charity should be used for its goals and not for its officers or expenses. If claiming the donation as a tax deduction is important, make sure that the charity is registered with the government so that they can issue a tax receipt. Some people think that 100% of the value of your donation is tax deductible, but generally that’s not the case. The deduction to your income is usually equivalent to about 12-15% of your donation.

Whatever you support, know that charitable work and donations make a huge difference to a community. Giving back and paying it forward are the best investments you can make for the future!


A bit about Love and the Hidden Hockey Clues ~

Love and the Hidden Hockey Clues coverFollowing the clues and falling in love…

When she was younger, Dr. Abigail Clark dreamed of playing professional hockey, but the world wasn’t ready for a female player. That stung. She skated as far away from hockey as possible – until she lands a job in the emergency department of a hockey-crazy town and buys the house of the late beloved Zamboni driver. A tin box is discovered during the renovation of her new home, and Abigail brushes it off as a time capsule left by the previous owner – that is until someone tries to steal it. Turns out, the odd collection is more than just sentimental hockey memorabilia.

Abigail inadvertently embroils Del Braebury, captain of the local pro hockey team, into helping her sort it out. Her history with hockey players is rocky at best, but he comes in handy when she needs to access parts of the rink that are off limits. Del is happy to be tangled up in the clues of the hidden hockey loot. In the process of solving the mystery, he hopes to win Abigail’s heart!


Love and the Hidden Hockey Clues is up for pre-order. The big day is May 14! Can’t wait to share this story with you tomorrow!!

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