New Book Motivates Readers to Become Involved

"Don't Change the Channel" features Jenn Snyder's inspirational story

Oct 27, 2010, 13:14 ET from Don't Change the Channel

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- "Don't Change the Channel," the first book from author Jenn Snyder, aims to change the world with tips for community service and inspirational stories about everyday people making a difference in the lives of others.

The book features empowering advice about how people can use their skills and time to make the world a better place. It also encourages people to seize the moments in their lives when they can help other people.

"By treating people with kindness and respect, by incorporating a lifestyle of volunteering into our daily lives, and by seeing the world around you with not only your eyes, but with your heart – you can help change the world," Snyder said.

The book features step-by-step instructions on how to get involved, find a cause, and make your time and efforts effective and productive. The book also focuses on the unique abilities of businesses, children, college students, and retirees to give, with different strategies at different ages.

Snyder's book has received advance praise from notable newsmakers who were inspired by her story.

"Snyder's book is an inspiration to us all about how we can make a small or a large difference to change the world step-by-step," said best-selling author Lee Woodruff from ABC News. "'Don't Change the Channel' is the perfect road map for how every one of us ordinary people can take an event or something we are passionate about and do some good in the world."

Snyder made national headlines in 2007 when she spearheaded the effort to help a 2-year-old boy from Uniontown, Ohio, who had witnessed his mother's murder. Instead of looking away or changing the channel from the news conference about the crime, she got involved.

Snyder's outpouring of energy and care inspired others who gave their all to help. Within three weeks of that news conference, a college trust was established, and the family had a new house and renovations donated to them.

Published by Foot Soldier Publishing, the book is available at or for $18.

About Jenn Snyder

Jenn Snyder, of Charlotte, N.C., is the founder of Don't Change the Channel, a movement for promoting awareness of the importance of engaging in community-enhancing projects for every age, from preschool through retirement.

SOURCE Don't Change the Channel