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ALEXA & MONIQUE PETERS - “Buy a Book, Build a School”

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I’m delighted to present Alexa Peters: an 11-year-old girl who has illustrated and written a book with her mom and who donates $3 from the sale of each book to help build schools around the world. Alexa has been named the youngest ambassador for the Happy Hearts Fund, a charity founded by supermodel Petra Nemcova after her harrowing experience in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The Happy Hearts Fund works to improve the lives of children through educational and sustainable programs in area hit hard by natural disaster. Since its inception, the organization has supported more than 39 programs, including the building of kindergartens, schools, and computer labs around the world. This past June, Alexa and her mom traveled to Peru with Petra Nemcova and the Happy Hearts Fund team for the celebration of a new school that the proceeds of Alexa’s book, Cooper and Me, helped fund. Next up? Through her “Buy a Book, Build a School” initiative, Alexa plans to sell 10,000 more books — enough to build two schools in Haiti. Alexa Peters and her mom, Monique Peters, would love to join you on Changing Mindsets. http://cooperandme.com http://happyhearts.com

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