At Second Skin Books we believe that even tiny rocks make great ripples. We bring this sensibility to the design and packaging of the titles we release, as well as to our pledge to donate a portion of our proceeds to charity, ongoing.

Here are some charities we’ve contributed to. Click to find out more information. If you make your own contribution of $50 or higher to one of the funds below, forward us the confirmation and we’ll send you a FREE BOOK.*

*Emails should be sent to secondskinbooks[at]gmail[dot]com. In the event of an onslaught of charitable giving, we may revisit this incentive. Let’s collectively hope that happens. 

Rett Syndrome Research Trust
Imagine the symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and anxiety…all in one little girl. This is Rett Syndrome. RSRT exists for one reason – to make these symptoms disappear. We are focused, rigorous and optimistic. We are at work seven days a week. We are responsive to the need for accurate, timely research information without bias or spin. Our donors are our stakeholders; we operate with transparency, strict accountability and unwavering dedication.


Twin Towers Orphan Fund
The mission of the Twin Towers Orphan Fund is to provide long-term higher educational assistance and mental and physical healthcare assistance for (a) children who lost parents in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, or onboard the four downed airliners, and (b) children of victims of future terrorist attacks.

Twin Towers Orphan Fund

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout NYC’s five boroughs. The Fund relies on individuals, foundations, and corporations to support public programs in areas including the environment, youth development, financial empowerment, health, volunteerism, and the arts.


Wikimedia Foundation
Wikipedia is the world’s largest and most popular encyclopedia. It is online, free to use for any purpose, and free of advertising. It is a collaborative creation that has been added to and edited by millions of people – making it the largest collection of shared knowledge in human history. The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects.