This fall I attended a regional event on parenting children suffering from trauma, hosted by Defending the Cause, a non-profit dedicated to helping people of faith communities connect with local resources to help youth by strengthening families. One of the resources I discovered is devoted to giving foster youth a renewed mind for a hopeful future. Kamaljit Budwal, an independent consultant with USBorne Books and More, has created a local initiative to provide foster youth with books. The aim is to inspire them with the gift of learning to love to read and to own their own books. Below Kam explains her current initiative to secure more books to meet a growing need. This book drive is extended into the middle of December. You can reach her at



Kamaljit Budwal, independent consultant with USBorne Books and More, has created a local initiative to provide foster youth with books. She partners with Defending the Cause for her annual foster kid book drive.

Hi. My name is Kam and I have partnered up with Tiffany Loeffler from Defending the Cause Regional Alliance to provide new quality books to foster children in our area.

Why contribute? You will be making the youth in our community feel the spirit of the season with this gift while encouraging a positive and warm relationship between our social workers and each child they help. It is important to make all children feel included, hopeful and encourage them to build their futures.  Our books encourage hopeful learning. Participating in this drive supports our efforts to provide the gift of literacy.

Want to know more about our books? Contact me at

How does it work?

  • Buy your gifts from my site or contact me to see what I have in stock and your purchase will be matched 50%. Please select the event – Defending the Cause – Tiffany when you check out;
  • Contact me with the books you want to purchase to donate and I will include them in the books that will be donated. Your purchase will be matched 50%;

Donate money using my Paypal link.  One hundred percent of the funds will be donated to the book drive (Paypal does not charge a fee for this) and the amount will be matched 50%.


About:  We are a non-profit education center founded in Roseville, CA to strengthen the parent-child bond in a hyper-connected world. Our mission is to restore families with the mustard seed of faith that declares liberty already belongs to the soul because one God, the Creator of all humanity, grants every human being intelligence and free will to choose what to believe, and that is power that can never be taken, but is easily surrendered to the bully, the drug or the device. To that end, ten percent of all proceeds are donated to prison ministries. Your donations are greatly appreciated. (Donations are payable to Banana Moments Foundation).


Joanna Jullien, Founder & CEO of Core Connectivity
Photo by: Victoria Hatch

Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and consultant on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber-powered world. She is a former technology executive trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, a mother of two grown sons, and an author of books for practical guidance on parenting, growing up and family life in the network culture. As a family and technology culture advisor, Joanna has appeared on 103.9FM The Fish, 710AM Keeping Faith in America, 1380AM The Answer, and