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COME FROM AWAY Partners With The Loukoumi Foundation To Inspire Good Deeds

COME FROM AWAY Partners With The Loukoumi Foundation To Inspire Good Deeds

This Fall, The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation and the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Come From Away, will be publishing a book titled"Inspiring Stories That Make A Difference".

The Loukoumi Foundation annually unites over 100,000 children across the country to do good deeds. Come From Away tells the ultimate story of kindness about how a small town in Newfoundland embraced 7,000 airline passengers whose planes were diverted there on 9-11. Join us in inspiring others to make a difference. Entry details attached. The project was launched last week at a performance of Come >From Away.

During an on stage presentation the Anne Hutchinson School in Eastchester, NY also presented a large box of cards that they made for the 9-11 Tribute Museum for families who lost loved ones on 9-11 as well as over $1,000 in donations students collected for the charity Broadway Cares. The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation also recently presented a Make A Difference Award to the Producers of Come From Away.

Here's What To Do:

  • · Have a writing contest at your school!
  • · Write a 400-500 word essay about your inspiring story and how you did something that made a difference!
  • · Submissions are due by April 1, 2019. Please send to
  • · Accepted submissions will include a two page spread in the book with your story and an author photo showing how you made a difference.
  • · Over 50 authors between the ages of 5 and 18 will be selected to appear in this first edition of Inspiring Stories That Make A Difference!
  • · An editor will work with you to edit and format the story for publication
  • · Your story will be promoted on Social media including a 2 minute author interview that will be posted on YouTube, Facebook and the book's website
  • · All proceeds from the book will benefit The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation

Come From Away's journey began in 2011 when David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book and score) traveled to Newfoundland on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. While unsure what they were looking for, the incredible storytellers of Newfoundland shared numerous tales of ordinary people and extraordinary generosity that occurred during the week of 9/11 when 7,000 stranded passengers found a safe harbor in Newfoundland while the world around them was thrown into chaos. Inspired by the 16,000 stories they heard, they learned the importance of sharing tales about welcoming strangers and embracing kindness.

The story they then formed, told and continue to tell on Broadway, around the US and around the world became the award- winning musical Come >From Away. Inspired by David and Irene's journey and the stories shared with them, Come From Away is proud to partner with The Loukoumi Foundation to publish the new book "Inspiring Stories That Make A Difference" encouraging children to generate their own acts of kindness and submit essays about their story and how they made a difference.

The production is thrilled to be working with The Loukoumi Foundation to honor this next generation of storytellers and further its legacy of sharing stories of kindness that inspire the world to "pay it forward."

For more on Come From Away please visit:

Inspired by the Loukoumi children's book series by Nick Katsoris, The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization teaching children to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Starting in 2008 with the release of the book "Loukoumi's Good Deeds" narrated by Jennifer Aniston, the Loukoumi movement now unites over 100,000 children annually to do good deeds for causes that mean something to them. Children learn that good deeds can be fun as they make a difference in their own special way. The Loukoumi Foundation has received the USA Weekend National Make A Difference Day Award, Tegna's Make A Difference Day All-Star Award and The Point of Light Award. Based on this project the Loukoumi Foundation sponsors The Make A Difference With Loukoumi Exhibit at The Westchester Children's Museum, a national literacy project benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and a Good Deed of the Month Curriculum in over 300 schools.

The Loukoumi Foundation also sponsors its annual Dream Day contest making kids' career dreams come true for a day. The Loukoumi programs were featured in the Make A Difference With Loukoumi TV Special that aired on FOX stations nationwide. The Foundation is so honored to be teaming up with Come >From Away, which tells the ultimate story of kindness, and with them looks forward to inspiring others to make a difference. For more on The Loukoumi Foundation please visit:

Photo Credit: Jillian Nelson

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