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We believe that every individual has the ability to make a difference in our world, and we want to give our readers a chance to bring attention to a cause important to them.

Every month, you can submit the charity of your choice (detailed instructions at the end of this post). Tell us what the charity is about, why it is important to you, and anything else you feel is important to share with us – we want to know all about it!

Your submissions will be reviewed by bestselling author Sylvia Day and she will select one to personally contribute to for the month. The selected charity will be featured in the next month’s Day it Forward to bring more awareness to its cause and allow for readers of Beyond Words to learn about and possibly donate to help its cause, too.

The charity chosen for the month of February is the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The NRDC is a non-profit international environmental advocacy group that focuses its areas of work on climate change, communities, energy, food, health, oceans, water, and the wild.

(From the National Resources Defense Council:)

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[The] NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
We believe the world’s children should inherit a planet that will sustain them as it has sustained us. NRDC works to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild, and to prevent special interests from undermining public interests.


Sylvia will be donating $1,500 to the National Resources Defense Council and you can donate, too, here.

If you would like to submit a charity to Day it Forward for the month of March, please send submissions by February 25th, 2017 to with the subject line “March 2017 Day it Forward”.