Help us choose a charity!
Every year, Riptide Publishing releases a Holiday charity bundle, with themed stories by bestselling authors. 20% of the net proceeds of each bundle goes to a charity that serves the LGBTQ population.
Royalties from Riptide's 2013 Home for the Holidays charity collection have raised over $14,000 in nine months for the Ali Forney Center, and continue to yield several hundred dollars per month in royalties donations. Our 2014 Share the Love charity collection will be raising money for the It Gets Better Project, and we hope to report even better results than in 2013.
For 2015, the theme will be Holiday Surprises, and we'll have stories by HelenKay Dimon, Christine d'Abo, and Marie Sexton. But we don't have a charity yet.
We need YOUR help to choose the 2015 charity. Nominate your favorite LGBTQ charity below and Riptide might choose it as the 2015 Holiday bundle charity!
The winning charity for 2015 will immediately receive a $5,000 advance against royalties (paid in 2015 on announcement of the chosen charity). The charity will continue to receive 20% of all lifetime net sales income from the 2015 holiday charity collection, in the form of a monthly royalty check.
Three honorable mention charities will each receive a $250 donation.
All charities must be qualified not-for-profit agencies.
Charities may be nominated by anyone, including representatives of the charity.
Non-US charities are permitted.
Riptide Publishing staff will choose the winning charity and the three honorable mentions from all nominated charities.
Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2015.
The winning charity and honorable mentions will be announced March 15, 2015.