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 that is important to them.

At the start of the month, we will ask you to submit a one-paragraph essay on a charity of your choice. We want to know what the charity is about, what it means to you, and anything else you think is important for us to know.

Your submissions will be reviewed by bestselling author Sylvia Day and she will select one to personally contribute to for the month. Your charity will also be featured in the following month’s installment of Day it Forward to bring more awareness to its cause and allow for readers of Beyond Words to donate as well.


united way geneseeThe charity chosen for the month of March is the United Way of Genesee Flint Water Fund. The United Way of Genesee County has set up this fund for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. 100% of the fund is used for these projects and no Administrative Fee is assessed. The UWGC has sourced more than 11,000 filters systems and 5,000 replacement filters, ongoing sources of bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and also supports a dedicated driver for daily distribution.

Sylvia will be donating $1,500 to the United Way of Genesee Flint Water Fund. You can donate, too, here. You can also find other ways to help here.


pure madiThis month, we also spotlight PureMadi, an organization that is working to provide sustainable solutions to global water problems, including the development of a sustainable, ceramic water filter factory in South Africa. The filters have been shown to significantly improve the health outcomes of human populations using them relative to groups who only drink untreated water.

Sylvia will be donating $1,000 to PureMadi. You can donate, too, here. You can also find other ways to help in global water problems here.

To have your charity considered for April’s installment of Day it Forward, please email your submissions to editorial@beyondwords.life with “April Day it Forward” in the subject line by March 25, 2016.