Enlisted Village featured in a new book about charities

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AFRNS) -- The Air Force Enlisted Village, one of the four official charities of the Air Force, is featured in a new book titled "World Champions: 25 Charities That Make Our Home a Better Place to Live."

This book features the missions, pictures and heartwarming stories of 25 charities, and the impact they have on society. Included is the story of the Air Force Enlisted Village, a non-profit organization that provides a home to the surviving spouses of enlisted servicemembers.

The book is published by Window View Publications, which is also organizing a contest to promote the charities featured in the book. From June 1 to Sept. 30, people can vote for their favorite charity for free at www.25charities.com. People may also purchase the book at the same Web site for $29.95. Also, book purchasers receive the equivalent of 100 votes for the charity of their choice. When a person purchases a book, they can vote for their favorite charity, and 5 percent of the purchase price will go to that charity. The charity with the most votes from the contest will receive 20 percent of the gross sales of the books. Each charity also receives two cents from every sale, whether they are the charity chosen by the donor or not.

To ensure integrity, Window View Publications collaborated with an independent CPA firm and Web programmer to tally the votes and monitor the allocations of money due the charities. The participating charities contain notable names such as the March of Dimes, PetSmart Charities and Operation Smile, along with charities featured in Oprah's Angel Network, Forbes Magazine, U.S. News Magazine, The New York Times, Worth Magazine, and several celebrity-endorsed organizations.