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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, readers are encouraged to submit the charity of his/her choice. Tell us as much or as little as you like, such as what the charity is about, why it is important to you, and anything else you wish to share with us – we want to know all about it! (You can also easily submit a charity on one of our social media posts.)

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 charities Sylvia has chosen for the month of September 2017 are Team Rubicon and SBP: Disaster Resilience and Recovery

We can’t prevent natural disasters. But we can prevent some of the suffering they cause. By increasing resilience before disasters occur and streamlining the post-disaster recovery process, we’re able to fortify people against unnecessary stress and trauma. -SBP

SBP is providing recovery efforts in Houston, TX following Hurricane Harvey, as well as many other places where they also provide resilience training.


Team Rubicon‘s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Sylvia will be donating $1,375 to each charity, and you can, too here (Team Rubicon) and here (SBP).

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