Laguna Hills resident and member of the Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“Elks Lodge”), Andy Costello, presented his first check for $1,000 to Elks Lodge Major Project Chairwoman Diana Wilson. The money was raised through the sale of his new book, “The Mount Clare Murders”, which is being donated to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project (“CHEMPI”) for its Handicapped Children's Fund. The Major Project provides funds to support therapists engaged in helping hundreds of children with disabilities throughout California and Hawaii to Walk, Talk, See and Play!
When asked if he intends to continue donating book sale proceeds to the fund, Costello said, “I’ve seen firsthand the wonderful work being done for handicapped children by dedicated therapists, so as long as folks are buying the book I will continue supporting that worthy charity with the proceeds.” The 284 page paperback thriller can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Barns & Noble.com or direct from the Elks Lodge for a special fundraiser price. To order from the Elks Lodge call (949) 830-3557. All proceeds from book sales go to the CHEMPI Handicapped Children's Fund.