Posted by: The I AM Foundation | November 12, 2012

I AM Foundation Donates 2,000 I Am Healthy! Books to LA Kids!

I AM Foundation Donates 2,000 I Am Healthy! Books to LA Kids at Day of The Child

I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well-Being

Thanks to Former Consul General of Sri Lanka, Jeff M. Goonewardena, The I AM Foundation is donating 2000 copies of their newest book I Am Healthy! Affirmations for Health and Well~Being to the children of Los Angeles through the organization Children Uniting Nations (CUN). This is a $30,000 gift in retail value to foster children who will be receiving back-packs with various items including the I Am Healthy! book which is written in English and Spanish. I Am Healthy! helps kids, parents and teachers to make good choices around a healthy lifestyle.

A Star-Studded Celebrity Event for the children, The 2012 Day of the Child Summary Sunday, by Children Uniting Nations, will take place on November 18, 2012 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 9:00am-2:00pm Click here for more information on the event.

Some of the attendees at this years event:

Governors Senators House Representatives Mayors County supervisors Councilman
Gray Davis State Secretary Hillary Clinton Brad Sherman Antonio Villaraigosa Don Knabe Dennis Zine
Arnold Schwarzenegger Barbara Boxer Jim Wood Mike Antonovich Benard Park
Dianne Feinstein Karen Bass Jimmy Delshad Zev Yaroslavsky Ed Reyes
John Kerry Dennis Cardoza Tom LaBonge
Christopher Dodd Jim Mc Demott Jan Perry
Sam Farr Eric Garcetti
Loretta Sanchez Paul Koretz
Maxine Waters Bill Rosenthal
Judy Chu
Nancy Pelosi
Henry Waxman
Jeff M. Goonewardena and The President of The United States Barack Obama

Jeff M. Goonewardena and The President of The United States Barack Obama

The Honorable Jeff M. Goonewardena is the Former Consul General, Sri Lanka, to 11 Western United States and the Honorary Mayor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Oceanside, California. He has been working as an International Spokesperson and Advisory Board Member to The I AM Foundation since 2005.  Mr. Goonewardena has helped The I AM Foundation gift and distribute 100,000 I AM! Affirmation Books and school supplies to children who survived the tsunami of 2004 in his native Sri Lanka. Mr. Goonewardena also helped The I AM Foundation gift and distribute over 50,000 books to children affected by Katrina in the US.

About Children Uniting Nations: founded by Daphna Edwards Ziman in 1999, Children Uniting Nations is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to providing advocacy and awareness through community and academic mentoring programs for at-risk and foster youth. CUN strives to recruit and train community volunteers to help build self-esteem, life skills and improve educational outcomes for youth in at-risk communities. CUN brings to the table private/public community collaborative partnerships designed by highly regarded experts in the mentoring and foster care communities. Children Uniting Nations aims to bring our global communities together to come to the aid of our children most in need. Day of the Child: Children Uniting Nations’ Annual Day of the Child (DOTC) is designed to bring awareness to and support the needs of children who are living in and out of home care. The primary goal of the day is to secure “long-term” mentors for these very special children. Each year we bring together 1,000 youth living in foster care throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area and 1,000 community volunteers (Mentors) for a day of fun in a carnival like atmosphere. Each child is matched with a mentor for the day recruited by our staff from Corporate Partners, Local Colleges, Universities and Community Organizations.

About The I AM Foundation…Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is publishing and gifting books and music from The Love~Wisdom Series. The I AM Foundation also gifts books and music from other authors and musicians who donate their products for gifting to the world. The I AM Foundation has gifted and distributed over 1.1 million books and products to children around the world since 1998. The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are  is their signature book which has over 177,000 copies of various editions in print. The book has been translated into over 40 languages for book gifting to children worldwide. To make a financial or product donation please visit 


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