Meg has teamed with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation to mentor seriously and terminally ill children.
In March 2012, Meg helped raise money for Authors for Henryville to benefit tornado victims in Indiana.
In 2010, Meg donated proceeds from books purchased at the Kappa Book Fair and Dinner to the Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver. The hospital specializes in spinal cord and brain injuries.
In 2009, Meg held a Tiara Auction to benefit the New York Public Library. Tiaras decorated by celebrities, authors, and designers such as Julie Andrews, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren Conrad, Mo Rocca, and Julianne Moore were auctioned and raised over $15,000 for teen programs at the library.
Short Stories and Books Benefitting Charities
And in 2011, Meg contributed the story “The Protectionist” to the anthology What You Wish For. One hundred percent of proceeds benefitted the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which builds libraries in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad.
All of Meg’s proceeds from her story, “The Exterminator’s Daughter,” in the anthology Prom Night’s From Hell, benefit First Book, a nonprofit organization connecting book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need.
All of Meg’s proceeds from The Princess Diaries, Volume 4 1/2, Project Princess, go to benefit The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York City. Editions sold to publishers in 10 countries outside the US benefitted local charities in those countries.
All of Meg’s proceeds from the novel Ransom My Heart by Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia (with help from Meg Cabot) go to benefit Greenpeace (Ransom My Heart is also printed on recycled paper). The proceeds from sales of Ransom My Heart to publishers in 8 countries have also gone to Mia’s favorite charity.
Meg's story, "The Night Hunter," was included in the anthology Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense. All author proceeds from this book benefit the Reading Is Fundamental literacy program for children.
In 2008, Meg contributed a story (“Another All-American Girl”) to the anthology, Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out. All proceeds benefit the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
Meg’s also written short stories for anthologies that have benefitted the Teenage Cancer Trust, War Child, No Strings, Lisa Libraries, Kids Company, and the New York Public Libraries, among other organizations
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