Nick Katsoris is author of the Loukoumi children's book series (www.loukoumi.com), President and Founder of The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation and the recipient of a USA Weekend National Make A Difference Day Award. His latest children's book, Loukoumi In The Basket, which teaches children that the secret to happiness is in doing things for others, will be released in February. Proceeds from his books are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Chefs for Humanity and other charities. Other titles include the iParenting Media award-winning: Loukoumi, Growing up with Loukoumi, Loukoumi's Good Deeds (narrated by Jennifer Aniston), Loukoumi's Gift the World Cookbook Award winning Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook, which features favorite childhood recipes by over 50 celebrities, and Loukoumi and the Schoolyard Bully (narrated by Nia Vardalos and Morgan Freeman)
Character voices in the seven book series include: Jennifer Aniston, Olympia Dukakis, Gloria Gaynor, John Aniston, Alexis Christoforous, Frank Dicopoulos and Constantine Maroulis.
Based on the themes in his books, Katsoris sponsors several programs including the Growing Up With Loukoumi Dream Day contest, which grants kids the opportunity to spend the day in their dream careers, and Make a Difference with Loukoumi Day, based on Loukoumi's Good Deeds, which rallies 50,000 kids each October to do a good deed on national Make a Difference Day. He has also collaborated with PACER's National Bulling Prevention Center on a Bullying Awareness program in schools featuring Loukoumi And The Schoolyard Bully. The Loukoumi Foundation is currently developing a Make A Difference With Loukoumi Exhibit at the new Westchester Children's Museum. Nick lives in New York with his wife, Voula, a real estate attorney, and their two children.
I am inspired by Grace LaFountain, a 10 year-old girl from Utica, New York, who with her mother, Susan, baked and collected more than 500 baked goods and sold every last one to raise money for charity.
I am inspired...
Has your child come home from school complaining about a schoolyard bully? Have you ever been bullied about your name?
When I was a student in the first grade, I recall another kid asking me what my name was. I can't remember who he was or what his name was,...