Giving back to those less fortunate

The Salwen family was a fairly typical American foursome: baby boomer parents and teenage kids, always busy with school, work, and youth sports. They aspired to the usual "stuff": new cars, stylish clothes, nice vacations. In the process, they managed to acquire their dream house: a big, beautiful Atlanta home with enough space to allow the Salwens to scatter in different directions.

Everything changed when then fourteen-year-old Hannah had a eureka moment. Seeing a homeless man in her neighborhood alongside a glistening Mercedes, she said, "You know, Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." What followed was an extraordinary decision: motivated by Hannah, the Salwens decided to sell their spacious home and give half of their profits to a worthy charity.

Written in tandem by the father-daughter team of Kevin and Hannah Salwen, THE POWER OF HALF: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back is the story of one family's life-altering decision and its unexpected results. The Salwens hoped that selling their home would allow them to make things better in a small corner of the world. Little did they expect how much they would gain themselves.

Please join Kevin and Hannah Salwen for a Book Signing on Friday March 12th 7:30PM at Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4358
(650) 324-4321

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Buy the book on Amazon: The Power of Half

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