Amazing Kids! Announces Spring "Fun-Raiser" Donation Drive: Top Fundraisers to Receive Prizes from Children's Book Publishers

Top Quote Participants in the fundraiser are encouraged to challenge themselves to become the top "FUN"draiser for each week from now until June 30. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 11, 2011 - Amazing Kids! (amazing-kids.org) is excited to announce the kick off its 2011 springtime FUNdraiser! The organization encourages both parents and their kids to "have fun and do good", by showing their support and helping raise much needed funds for Amazing Kids!' award-winning children's literacy programs. Proceeds to benefit the kid-created Amazing Kids! Magazine (mag.amazing-kids.org) and Amazing Kids!' traditional letter writing pen pals program, the Amazing Kids! PenPals program, which has been featured in Parenting Magazine as a "a great site that'll connect kids to real live pen-and-paper friends."

    Participants in the fundraiser are encouraged to challenge themselves to become the top "FUN"draiser for each week from now until June 30. Prizes will be awarded to each week's highest fundraisers, and will include books from Amazing Kids! Spring FUNdraiser's sponsors, including Bindi Wild Adventures books from Sourcebooks, The Klutz Book of Inventions books from Klutz, or Aloha, Kanani and Good Job, Kanani books. The top overall fundraisers who raise $100 or more will be entered into a drawing to win an American Girl Kanani doll and book, or an iPod Shuffle, valued at over $100 and $49 respectively.

    Amazing Kids!' Founder and President Alyse Rome comments: "Having helped our kids receive over $1 million in financial and in-kind support over the past 13 years, in our efforts to help them realize their own amazing potential and launch their dreams, Amazing Kids! has been so fortunate to have garnered the appreciation of some incredibly dedicated supporters over the past 13 years. We invite not only our current supporters to participate in the fundraiser, but anyone who wishes to show their support and help our kids have a brighter future. In doing so, Amazing Kids! will be able to continue our important work for the next 13 years--and beyond! As always, we truly appreciate the support!"

    Amazing Kids!' current Spring FUNdraiser goal is to raise $5,000 by June 30. Those interested in participating in Amazing Kids!' fundraising efforts should visit the information page at: bit.ly/amazkidsFUNraiser. Donations may be made to Amazing Kids! in two ways: by sending a check or money order directly to Amazing Kids!' mailing address, 20126 Ballinger Way NE #239, Shoreline, WA 98155, or by using the Amazing Kids! secure online donation form: http://amazingkids.kintera.org/amazing-kids. Amazing Kids!' EIN number is: 95-4771247.

    About Amazing Kids!

    Founded in 1998, Amazing Kids! (http://amazing-kids.org) is a children's educational non-profit organization and award-winning website dedicated to inspiring excellence in children, while helping them to realize their amazing potential and launch their dreams. A recent recipient of the American Library Association's Top 24 "Great Websites for Kids" for 2010, the Amazing Kids! website supports kids' creativity, literacy and achievement through hosting ongoing creative contests and publishing the award-winning, kid-created Amazing Kids! Online Magazine. and the Amazing Kids! of the Month stories. Past Amazing Kids! of the Month have been featured on major national television talk and news shows like Oprah, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, Martha, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN Heroes, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and numerous others.

    Amazing Kids! president Alyse Rome founded the educational website to provide enriching educational experiences for kids outside of the regular classroom environment, as well as to provide kids with access to inspiring stories (the "Amazing Kids! of the Month" stories) about their peers who are accomplishing amazing achievements. Alyse believes that all kids have amazing potential, and dreams of a world in which all children's amazing gifts are supported, and their dreams realized. She believes the best way this can be achieved is through collaboration with others, including caring adult mentors, other non-profits and educational institutions, as well as sponsorship and support from well-respected, active corporate citizens and foundations who share Amazing Kids!' long-held commitment to children and their future. The organization encourages people interested in learning more or supporting their work to reach out and connect through their website, amazing-kids.org and their children's magazine, Amazing Kids! Magazine at: mag.amazing-kids.org, and their Facebook and Twitter pages: amazingkids Donations may be made via their secure online donation form at: http://amazingkids.kintera.org/amazing-kids

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