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As always there are many announcements from KotaPress. We hope you will find these helpful, and feel free to contact us via email at info@kotapress.com or via phone at 206-297-1012 if you need further information.

»»KotaPress has landed on Vashon Island with the following new contact information:
Phone: 206-251-6706
Location: Vashon Island, WA

We are very excited to be living and working on an island where art and artists are so honored and supported. We plan to feature more about Vashon and the artists here at KotaPress in the coming months, and in the meantime we wanted to share with you all the resources we're discovering. Surf on thru and enjoy!

Vashon Calendar - www.vashoncalendar.org
Vashon Cam - www.vashoncam.com
Voice of Vashon (tune in to hear Hawk!) - www.voiceofvashon.org
Vashon Ticket (coolest newspaper ever!) - www.vashonticket.com
Vashon Allied Arts - www.vashonalliedarts.com
Vashon Print and Design - www.vashoncopy.com


KotaPress Reading
Wednesday, October 24th, 7 to 10pm - CANCELLED

»» Poetic Medicine Workshop with John Fox
Friday, October 26th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - CANCELLED

»» Poetic Medicine Workshop with John Fox
Saturday, October 27th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - CANCELLED

»» Gov. Gary Locke signed a proclamation to officially make October 15th "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day" in Washington state. You can see the proclamation at:

»» Call for Submissions: Follow Your Dreams Poetry Contest @ RainbowMaker
Theme: Follow Your Dreams
Submit: You can submit via web form on their site
Content: 200 words or less
Deadline: Winners notified October 1, 2001
Snail mail: RainbowMaker, P.O. Box 3285, Milford, CT 06460
Website: http://www.rainbowmaker.org/poetrycon.htm

»» Are you looking for ways to support the Mrs. Duck Project? 10% of any purchase you make from Mary Kay representative Bonnie Hallock will be put toward the Mrs. Duck Project! We are so honored to have this generosity from Bonnie, and we wanted all of you to know how to participate. Go to Bonnie's Mary Kay site at www.mymk.com/bhallock and order away-- IMPORTANT: There is a place on the online order form to put a message, and you must put KOTAPRESS in there so she knows it's a Mrs. Duck order. Bonnie can take check or money order for any amount, and she can take Visa/MC for orders over $60. She can also take PayPal.com for orders. If you have further questions, feel free to send her an email from her site at www.mymk.com/bhallock. (In the spirit of fairness, Bonnie can only accept orders from patrons who do not currently have a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. Thank you for understanding.)

»» Want yet another way to support Mrs. Duck and SeattleMISS? Just buy your favorite products at our new online shopping village -- at no extra cost to you or us -- at http://www.greatergood.com/partner/misschildren-wa. Up to 15% of your purchases go directly to SeattleM.I.S.S which in turn supports The Mrs. Duck Project, providing free copies of the Mrs. Duck book to grieving families around the world. SeattleMISS shopping village includes brand name items from more than 100 leading online retailers like Amazon.comŽ, Dell.com, ToysRUs.com, L.L. Bean, 1-800-FLOWERS.com(SM), OfficeMax.com and more. You don't pay more to buy things online. And your security and privacy are rigorously safeguarded. Ready to do a little shopping? Visit the SeattleMISS/GreaterGood web site at www.greatergood.com/partner/misschildren-wa, click the "Shop" button and off you go. What's more, if you register at SeattleMISS shopping village, you'll receive a great bonus from one of our retailers. Do it today and make your online shopping really count!

»» Still want another way to support Mrs. Duck?! Now you can make a donation to Mrs. Duck through our non-profit umbrella organization M.I.S.S.. We at KotaPress believe so whole-heartedly in the work of M.I.S.S. that we house the Seattle chapter's web information in our Loss section and we offer them our office space as a base for the Seattle chapter. You can support the Mrs. Duck Project thru SeattleM.I.S.S. which is the Seattle, WA, local chapter for the national non-profit org M.I.S.S.ing (Mission for Infant Survival & Stillbirth In Natural Grieving/ Mothers In Sympathy & Support).

M.I.S.S. recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 with a tax ID number. The national office is physically located in Arizona, and the website is hosted at www.MissChildren.org. If you wish to support the Mrs. Duck Project, you can send a check or money order donation to the SeattleM.I.S.S. group with a note asking that that funds be earmarked for Mrs. Duck. They will use 80% of the donation to fund the making of more Mrs. Duck books which we give away free. 10% will go toward the local chapter so they can continue offering free support group meetings, one-on-one crisis help, and mailing outreach literature. And the last 10% will go to the national office to support their outreach and the medical research that is happening about stillbirth at The Pregnancy Institute. The SeattleM.I.S.S. is registered with the state of Washington Charities Programs. For more information, please feel free to email or call Kara at 206.297.1012.


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