Weekly $5 Challenge: The Red Fred Project

Weekly $5 Challenge: The Red Fred Project

CTA1 Our weekly challenge to give up a fancy cup of coffee or a weekend beer and use the money in an unusual and worthwhile way.

(We do the research for you,  and as a group we make a difference.)

This week we bring you The Red Fred Project:


The Red Fred Project is a collaborative, story-making endeavor to publish 50 books created by 50 children with critical illnesses across the 50 states.

The idea is to allow these beautiful and creative children to be able to allow their imagination to go wild and come up with a story that will be created into a book by a group of professionals. The professionals are simply there to work for their child who is by all means the creative boss.


Many of these children have medical conditions that will not allow them the same active lifestyle as other children, and in some cases the children are not expected to have a regular life expectancy due to their condition, but the challenges they have faced in their young lives have made them so full of wisdom, so thoughtful and discerning; they have something to say. We need to allow them to express their message, and I think sometimes the most important lessons are told by children. That is why this project is not only for the child, but allows those lessons and their wisdom to be shared with others.


The book will do more than that for the family, though. The book royalties will be a way to help parents pay steep medical bills, as all proceeds go straight to them.

Donate your $5 here.

Pledges of $5 will get you:

THE UNDER TWIN: a hand-on-the-heart and kiss-in-the-wind thank you, as we say your name aloud and list you on our website thank you page! YOU ARE WONDERFUL!


Definitely check out the short video below:

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  1. Shannon Bradley-Colleary 4 October, 2013, 22:46

    Jamie girl you find the most beautiful things. xo

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  2. Stephanie 8 October, 2013, 13:25

    Thank you for bringing so much awareness to these great causes.

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