Our Mission


Our Mission

PurpleUmpkin and the “Read With A Child,And Help Feed a Child” program.

Packed with inspiration and energy, PurpleUmpkin is a highly acclaimed book with cross cultural appeal for both children and parents that will surely become a recommended classic.

PurpleUmpkin’s lively rhyming story, colorful illustrations and adorable characters make it irresistible fun for young readers and a favorite of parents and early childhood educators. The fond memories and meaningful messages it provides will last a lifetime for all who turn its pages as PurpleUmpkin remains a family keepsake for generations to come.

Readers of all ages will delight at the adventures in the land of PurpleUmpkin, as the friendly, larger-than-life Murples share essential life lessons about respecting nature, healthy lifestyles, proper manners, acceptance, and so much more.

With a wide variety of high ­profile endorsements/supporters, and appeal to virtually every demographic, PurpleUmpkin makes the perfect item for all types of gift-with-purchase, purchase-­with­-purchase or direct sales programs. Memorable images and quality printing offer a high perceived value at an exceptionally low per-unit cost.

Proceeds from the sales of PurpleUmpkin fund the “Read With A Child And Help Feed A Child” program (READ-FEED-CHILD.COM). The goal is to raise funds to feed underprivileged children in America while promoting literacy and bringing families together, helping everyone to understand the importance reading has in our lives.

Author Michael John McCann has a long history of feeding the homeless and providing shelters. His family started and has operated outreach programs for over 30 years. Michael has worked with private and public sector charities throughout his career and he created the PurpleUmpkin series and the Murple brand to spread literacy and feed needy children.


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    Great book

    Purple umpkin is great book

    David

    Charlotte, NC

    5.0
    2015-01-17T22:33:52+00:00

    David

    Charlotte, NC

    Purple umpkin is great book

    The Purpleumpkin, with its cute story and colorful images

    “On behalf of Marlo Thomas and the Thomas family, I want to thank you for sending your book, the Purpleumpkin,…

    -- - David McKey, COO, Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital

    5.0
    2015-03-16T22:18:21+00:00

    -- - David McKey, COO, Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital

    “On behalf of Marlo Thomas and the Thomas family, I want to thank you for sending your book, the Purpleumpkin, with its cute story and colorful images. We will add it to our St. Jude library so that our families and children can enjoy it as they go through their treatment here.”

    “Dr. Alvin Pousaint would like to thank you for your wonderful book. Good luck and keep writing.”

    “Dr. Alvin Pousaint would like to thank you for your wonderful book. Good luck and keep writing.”

    - - Barbara Sweeney, assistant to Dr. Alvin Pousaint

    5.0
    2015-03-16T22:15:40+00:00

    - - Barbara Sweeney, assistant to Dr. Alvin Pousaint

    “Dr. Alvin Pousaint would like to thank you for your wonderful book. Good luck and keep writing.”

    “Thanks for the gift, it makes me feel good…”

    “Thanks for the gift, it makes me feel good…”

    -- - R. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    5.0
    2015-03-16T22:15:02+00:00

    -- - R. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    “Thanks for the gift, it makes me feel good…”

    “Martha appreciates you sharing this wonderful story and wishes you the best of luck with “charming” all the children.”

    “Martha appreciates you sharing this wonderful story and wishes you the best of luck with “charming” all the children.”

    -- - Suzie Wall, Assistant to Martha Stewart.

    5.0
    2015-03-16T22:14:24+00:00

    -- - Suzie Wall, Assistant to Martha Stewart.

    “Martha appreciates you sharing this wonderful story and wishes you the best of luck with “charming” all the children.”
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