December Charity Drive News!

December 6th, 2012 by

Last week, we announced the Kidsmomo December Charity Drive. Here’s a quick refresher:

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For every kid-written review we publish this month, we’ll donate $1 to charity (up to $100) — and through the magic of matching donations, every $1 we donate will become $6 for UNICEF, which helps kids in need around the world.

But the big news is… If you submit a review before Tuesday, 12/11, then even more $$$ will go to charity! Until 12/11, every review YOU send to Kidsmomo will result in $12 for kids in need. That’s right, 1 review = 12 buckaroos to help struggling kids around the world! That’s because UNICEF is doubling donations for a limited time only.

So it’s true that we have all month to reach our goal of 100 kid reviews and $600 for charity. And if you’re like us, you may be inclined to wait until the end of December to send in your book review. And that’s okay because it will still count, even if you procrastinate like we always do. (What does “procrastinate” mean? We’ll tell you later. HA HA HA HA. Er, that’s a joke you won’t get if you really don’t know what “procrastinate” means.)

BUT if you send in a review before 12/11, your review will go twice as far in helping UNICEF. They’re asking people to pick from a bunch of different life-saving and life-changing gifts. For example, here’s what YOUR reviews could pay for:

  • 3 reviews = 12,000 high energy biscuits to fight hunger
  • 4 reviews = two specially-designed carrying boxes so medicine can be delivered to children in hard-to-reach places
  • 5 reviews = 1,800+ vitamin and nutrient packets for malnourished children

So, if you’re planning to participate in our charity drive, do it now! Submit your review before Tuesday, 12/11, and it will result in $12 to help needy children worldwide.

PS – Your review doesn’t have to be about the last book you read. It can be about any book you’ve ever read. Got a favorite that you think everyone else should read? Review that one!

Kidsmomo December Charity Drive

November 28th, 2012 by

Call us Captain Obvious and Captain Duh, but clearly the holiday season is upon us. Let’s go through the checklist, shall we?

✔ Pitchfork-wielding mobs at the stores
✔ Jingly music on the radio
✔ Cranky parents making to-do lists
✔ TV specials as cheesy as Velveeta (and yet super awesome)
✔ The holiday aisle of Walgreens barfed all over your neighbors’ houses and lawns
✔ Candy canes and hot cocoa

Yep, it’s the holiday season all right!

Of course, the most important part of the holidays is getting presents. JUST KIDDING! Really, the holidays are all about family and friends and a spirit of love and caring and togetherness — and in that spirit, we’re hosting the Kidsmomo December Charity Drive!

For every kid-written book review we publish in December, we’ll donate $1 to charity, up to $100. Our chosen charity is UNICEF, which helps kids in need all around the world. And get this — a couple of our friends have agreed to match our donations AND one of those friends works at a place that double matches charitable donations, so we’re going to donate through them and every $1 will turn into $6!

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So help us get to our goal of 100 book reviews from kids in December! Every review YOU submit equals $6 to help needy kids worldwide!

(And guys, please don’t just send in reviews that are like, “Hi, this book is awesome, okay, byeeeeeeee!!!” At the same time you’re helping kids in need around the world, your reviews should also help other kids visiting Kidsmomo to decide which books to read! C’mon, we know you people have opinions to share.)

Can we get to 100 reviews in December? Honestly, we don’t know… Because it’s totally up to you guys! So tell your friends, tell your siblings, tell your cousins, tell your enemies, tell your neighbors, tell your crush (especially tell your crush) — it’s up to all of you to meet our 100-review goal and help donate $600 to charity!

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