$478,000 Donated to Help Kids in Need

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 75 Suquamish, WA 98392
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I am excited to tell you that my latest book is now available.

It is entitled “The Lion Who Flinched.” You can purchase it in soft and hardcover from all bookstores and online.

My website www.TheLionWhoFlinched.com, where you can learn more about the book, includes some links to purchase the book on-line.

It is a colorful story about a young Asiatic lion as he discovers lessons for self-management, successful relationships, and effective leadership.

The lessons in the book’s parable and the guide for adolescents and adults speak to positive self-esteem and honoring self – which are especially important right now for children during this period of isolation because of the worldwide pandemic.

This book is also a great resource for anyone in business, education, and youth leadership for teaming and collaboration.

In the spirit of our mission in Caring Clowns International, I will be donating a significant portion of the proceeds from the book’s sale to organizations benefiting children.

When you purchase the book, please write a review.

The book would be an excellent gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Stay Well!!


February 3, 2021

As many of you are aware, in April 2020, because of the COVID – 19 pandemic, and the need for emergency food to disadvantaged families, we at Caring Clowns International focused our donation giving to help feed people in need.

Our grants are typically small, between $1,000-3,000, but they can make a significant impact.

From the beginning of 2020, we donated a total of $41,750 (including matching donations) in 17 grants to nonprofits. In April, we began focusing our grants on emergency feeding programs. Since then, we have donated $35,000 for emergency feeding in South Africa and in Washington State. So far in 2021, we have donated $9,000 to these nonprofits for feeding.

When we provide funds to another nonprofit, we request a letter back to us confirming how the funds have been spent. Recently we received three notable responses…

From Side by Side’s emergency feeding program in South Africa:

“The pandemic is raging for a 2nd round in South Africa. So far, we have been able to supply our 10 teams there with 89 delivery rounds averaging about 150 families each round. We expect to begin another round after January 31, 2021.” (where our recent $3,000 will be applied).

From South Kitsap Helpline:

“Last year (2020) our agency was able to distribute 1,012,925 pounds of food to local low-income households in need. That wouldn’t be possible without generosity like yours.”

From the Bremerton Foodline:

“Your donation helped us in meeting the needs of our communities and populations whose situations have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Support from donors like you enabled us to serve over 590 households per month, which supported over 16,000 individuals per month in 2020. Also, we were able to provide over 1,200 kids’ bags and 550 holiday baskets during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.”

Of course, our ability to help is totally because of your continuing support to us.

From all of us at Caring Clowns International, we cannot thank you enough.


The Board of Directors

Caring Clowns International

Caring Clowns International is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code


December 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

In normal times, with the Holiday Season approaching, we would all be planning for large gatherings with our loved ones. But in the current situation, many of us are considering small and/or on-line celebrations.

The pandemic has heightened our need to support emergency feeding efforts. This year, through our direct and matching grants, we have been able to award $41,500 in 16 grants to local food banks and emergency feeding programs in South Africa.

Now in our 19th year, because of your support, we have given away almost $450,000 to 55 nonprofits around the world and in the U.S.

You have made this possible.

You are the reason we can help in the world.

…We cannot thank you enough!

We look forward to continuing our connection with you.

And we hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday Season.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

From all of us on the Caring Clowns International Board of Directors and our members,

Jed “Duffy” Selter, President

Steve “Stevie” Letter, Vice President

Sheila “Sparkles” Walters, Secretary

Gaston “Beauzeaux” Peter-Contesse, Treasurer


Caring Clowns International is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Caring Clowns International is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization