Today is a big day in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. “Valley Gives” is the name of an organization that puts on a 24-hour giving event to our local non-profits. It makes it incredibly convenient for donors to make their tax-deductible contributions through a site that has already vetted the non-profits.
As many of you know, I am on the Advisory Board for Paris Press, a non-profit local small publisher, who is one of the organizations that is participating in Valley Gives. This press got started just to publish a single book: The Life of Poetry by Muriel Rukeyser. (If you have not read this book, my fellow poets and humans, you have a delicious experience ahead of you!) Eighteen years later it is still publishing ground-breaking and life-changing works by women.
Please, browse the web site and then consider a donation — even $10 goes a long way, as there are extra awards for donation numbers. Also, if you are on social media, please, share the link to the donation page, since that gets an additional $18 for the Press.
Thank you all for your support and generosity!