Please join the #GivingTuesday movement with a gift to the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation (JCMF)
Children’s Charities.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that was created to harness the collective power of people to transform how
we think about and participate in the giving season. #Giving Tuesday is held each year following the widely
recognized Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year’s #GivingTuesday begins this Tuesday, November, 28 th and runs
through the end of the year.

We invite you to participate in #GivingTuesday by giving the gift of Literacy to children. Every child deserves a book.
Josh the Baby Otter was written specifically for young children in preschool through first grade. Educators use the
book as part of an early childhood curriculum to teach kids about water safety. Our organization, JCMF, receives
inquiries from all over the world on how to provide students with copies of Josh the Baby Otter. Children love the
beautiful illustrations and heartwarming story. Parents and educators love the book for its important lifesaving

Josh the Baby Otter was written by Blake Collingsworth following the death of his son Joshua due to drowning.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 10 people lose their life each day from unintentional drowning. Of
those, two are children under the age of 14. In the U.S. alone, over 700 children die each year from drowning.
You can make a difference in the life of a child! Give the gift of literacy and help save a young life. Each book is just
$10. A gift of $50 covers the cost of 5 books.

Please join us by clicking here:

For more information on how to support Josh the Otter and JCMF Children’s Charities, contact Shelly Stewart at If you make a donation by next Tuesday, December 5, you will receive 15% off Josh the
Otter products from our store. Books, puppets, float toys – all in time for Christmas gifts! You will need to place your
order through Shelly to receive the discount.

Thank you for your continued support of children’s literacy and health!