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, we will ask you to submit the charity of your choice (please send submissions to contact@beyondwords.life with “February Day it Forward” in the subject line). Tell us what the charity is about, why it is important to you, and anything else you feel is important to share with us.

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 donate as well.

The charity chosen for the month of January is the National Park Foundation. One of our 2017 resolutions here at Beyond Words is to get outside more and appreciate the beauty of our natural world. Where better to do it than right in our backyard? Not to mention, protecting our national parks here at home helps to ensure that they can be appreciated by generations to come.

(From the National Park Foundation:)

national park foundation All of us must do our part to protect our national parks—they are a uniquely American idea. Our mission is to the support the National Park Service, and through the National Park Foundation, we can all safeguard our national heritage, ensuring generations of national park enthusiasts can enjoy the parks we love…

The National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through the support of private citizens, park lovers, stewards of nature, history enthusiasts, and wilderness adventurers. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the Foundation grew out of a legacy of park protection that began over a century ago, when ordinary citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks.

Sylvia will be donating $1,500 to the National Park Foundation and you can donate, too, here. If you would like to submit a charity to Day it Forward for the month of February, please send submissions by January 25th, 2017 to contact@beyondwords.life.