Summerside author donates book proceeds to Make A Wish P.E.I.

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Beverly Millar has sold all the copies of her new book, The Homefront: My Memories of World War Two, 1939-1945 and the proceeds are going to a good place.

Millar realized $630 from the sale of her book and, as planned, she handed over all the proceeds to the P.E.I. chapter of Make-A-Wish Canada.

“It’s one of my charities,” said Millar. “Did you know there are 37 children waiting to have their wishes granted?”

That number has increased since the publication to 41, a record high for the province in the 34-year history of the chapter. More than 4,000 wishes are pending across Canada.

Make-A-Wish P.E.I. has been actively granting Item Wish requests throughout the pandemic.

"Though most of the world has shut down, the hope of a wish has remained essential!" wrote Jennifer Gillis, from the P.E.I. chapter in an email.

Homefront is Millar’s last book, she says. Her eyesight has declined, making it increasingly difficult to write.

The autobiographical collection was a gift from the heart for her children, an account of her time living in western P.E.I. during the Second World War.

Millar passes on her thanks to everyone who purchased a copy and made a donation.

Alison Jenkins, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Journal-Pioneer