Don't underestimate the awesomeness of a kid. Farm Rich certainly doesn't. This month Farm Rich kicks off the third annual Kids Who Give contest, which celebrates young people making a positive impact in the world. To enter or learn more, visit www.kidswhogive.com.
Open to youth aged 7-17 who reside in the U.S., the contest awards kids giving back to their communities through volunteer work. For 2012, Farm Rich will recognize quarterly winners as well as an annual grand-prize winner who will receive $10,000 for the charity of his or her choice.
A first-, second-, and third-place winner will be chosen each quarter to receive donations of $3,500, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, for their chosen charities. Honorable mentions each quarter get a “Pat on the Back” gift card of $250. The grand-prize winner, chosen through a public online vote next January, will receive a gift of $10,000 to donate to a selected charity or charities.
To enter, kids should go to www.kidswhogive.comand submit a 250- to 500-word essay explaining their volunteer work and how it has helped others. Entrants are also encouraged to include a creative representation of their story along with their entries. Contest rules, details and deadlines are included on the website.
Join the Kids Who Give conversations on Facebook or follow @kidswhogive on Twitter for contest updates. Video entries can also be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/farmrichkidswhogive.
"It's such an honor to recognize and celebrate these amazing kids, and we’re humbled to help them share their stories and experiences," says Jennifer Meetz, Director of Marketing for Farm Rich. "Our Kids Who Give entrants are an inspiration to us all."
Last year’s Kids Who Give honorees showed how kindness, determination and hard work can move mountains. They included:
§ Nathan Hickey of Monrovia, Calif., who formed Mountain Biking for Pablove to support kids with cancer.
§ Ricky Springer of McDonough, Ga., who started Racing for a Cause to educate others on the disorder eosinophillic colitis, which he suffers from himself.
§ Mariah Reynolds, a Cincinnati, Ohio, resident who’s been volunteering since she was 6 years old. Today, she’s behind three non-profits: Just One Heart, Love One Another and Heal the Soul.
§ Rujul Zaparde from Plainsboro, N.J., founded Drinking Water for India, which raises money to build tube-wells in remote Indian villages.
About Farm Rich
Farm Rich created Kids Who Give in 2010 to honor youth who give back. The Farm Rich popular lineup of frozen snacks and appetizers is sold at grocery and club stores nationwide. More at www.farmrich.com.