I am writing to you on behalf of Parents and Teachers Against Violence in
Education. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to stop child
abuse. Our aim is to shield defenseless children, and to stop the long-term
disastrous effects that child abuse wreaks on society.
In 1992 we set out to produce an authoritative, persuasive, easy-to-read
publication that would inform readers of the risks associated with physical
punishment of children. The result was "Plain Talk about Spanking." Over the
course of the ensuing 21 years our 16-page booklet has been welcomed by
educators, health-care professionals, parents and others. It can be read
online at http://www.nospank.net/pt2011.htm ,
and we supply printed copies free of charge to anyone who requests them. We are making
every effort to live up to the expectation expressed to us by best-selling author and influential
child psychologist, the late Dr. Alice Miller, who wrote this to us in 2009:
"Thank you so much for your clear, true, brave and convincing booklet. It should be
offered free to every parent immediately after the birth of each of their children."
We have been printing "Plain Talk..." in-house on our office printer (an HP
Laserjet P3005) but we cannot always keep pace with demand.
Hyde Printing of Concord, California has quoted $2,943.00 to print 10,000
copies of our booklet. We have used their services in the past. Their
prices are competitive, and their service and quality of work are excellent.
We've established a printing fund, and are currently inviting
contributions to it. When it's reached the target amount of $3,000.00,
we'll alert Hyde to begin printing booklets!
Friends wishing to support this project, can use JustGive, PayPal or mail us a check made out
to PTAVE. See instructions at http://www.nospank.net/donate-3.htm.
Any contribution, large or small, helps us pursue our mission to foster a safe, nurturing, violence-free environment for children.
Jordan Riak, Exec. Dir.