March Charity of the Month: The Awesome World Foundation

It all started with an idea. Then a book. Then a sequel. And now a world tour.

LA artist Dallas Clayton wrote a book for his son “about the idea of dreaming big and never giving up,” he explains. “I put it online and my whole life changed forever.”

He’s talking about “An Awesome Book” (which you can now get in hardcover and I urge you to do so if you haven’t already!).

I got this for Ollz when he was a baby. It’s all about following your dreams, no matter how crazy or unpopular. Kids of all ages love his whimsical illustrations and his message is abundantly clear: be true to yourself, have confidence in your ideas and don’t get caught up in the rat race (in a very kid-friendly way, of course).

Clayton started The Awesome World Foundation to give away one book for every copy sold. The giveaways are distributed to schools, hospitals, libraries, camps and shelters both domestically and worldwide.

His second book “An Awesome Book of Thanks!” compliments the idea of dreaming big with the notion of being thankful for all that you have. Another simple, but important life lesson told in Clayton’s trademark playful style.

The Spring 2011 Awesome World Tour kicks off this month. Clayton is looking for book reading venues from traditional places like school and libraries to, well, pretty much wherever a group can gather, in the following states: Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Email info@veryawesomeworld.com with your ideas!

Donations to the Awesome World Foundation can be made by clicking here. No donation is too small. With your help the Awesome World Foundation can reach more kids and inspire more dreams!

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4 Responses to “March Charity of the Month: The Awesome World Foundation”


  1. 1 dada March 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    This is AWESOME! Now when are we gonna work on a book together?

  2. 3 Kate March 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hey homie … the donation link no worky. 😦

    • 4 Erica B. March 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

      Thanks, Kate! I fixed it. The orig. link went directly to the paypal (which clearly broke at some point), so this one will get folks closer and they can read more about the foundation while they’re there.


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