Do you know of a child between the ages of 7 and 17 that is passionate about helping others? Someone with a big heart who gives their time and energy to make the world a better place? If so, they should apply for the Kids Who Give contest!
The contest is open to youth aged 7-17 who reside in the U.S.. To be eligible to apply, kids need to be involved in 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.
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 or video of their story along with their entries. Contest rules, details and deadlines are included on the website.
Last year’s Kids Who Give honorees:
? 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, gLove 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.
September 30th, 2012 is the deadline for this quarters entries. If you don’t make the deadline, there is one more chance in the last quarter with a deadline of December 31, 2012.
Kids are awesome! I enjoyed reading about the amazing projects and charities these kids have come up with. Spread the word about this contest so we can honor the work these amazing kids have done!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Farm Rich has paid me to write about this contest. All opinions expressed are mine.