Citizens Assisting in the Recovery Efforts of Storms
Twenty-five years after its inception, If Hurricanes Were Candy Canes is heading into a third print to benefit children and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Through CARES, Citizens Assisting in the Recovery Efforts of Storms, Jayne's book has a second "wind" and Community is at the heart of both the giving and the receiving.
Jayne Bonilla's purpose in writing If Hurricane's Were Candy Canes in 1992, was to provide financial support for rebuilding homes and emotional support for rebuilding the lives of children and families in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Throughout the years, Jayne's book has remained a fixture in homes, classrooms, guidance counselor offices, and in libraries across the United States and the Caribbean. Today it continues to fill hearts, bookshelves and guidance offices as it confronts coping in the aftermath of a storm.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Therapist Dana Fishman, M.S. states "If Hurricanes Were Candy Canes" is written creatively to enable children to step back and look at their own experience. Yet its realistic message encourages children to step forward and express themselves."
If you are a school or community affected by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, or other storms, please fill out the "Contact Me" form with details.