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 .
Just this past week our family gave back to our local community. Together we shopped for $100 in foods and donated the food to a local food bank. This time of year we don’t often think about giving back but in the hot summer months it is more important than ever.
It’s also important for me to teach my children the lessons in giving and we hope to inspire others in our community to give.
The contest is 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.com and 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.
I know when my girls get old enough I want to encourage them to enter contests like this and am so happy to see Farm Rich supporting communities everywhere.
Join the Kids Who Give conversations on Facebook or follow @kidswhogive on Twitter for contest updates. Video entries can also be viewed on YouTube.
This is a partnered post, I was compensated for taking the time to post but support charities and contest that give back to communities.