2:22 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy
As a mom, I try my best to teach my children the values of kindness and to show generosity to those in need. That is why I am so excited and honored to have been chosen as an American Girl’s Official Parent Partner for their Shine On Now Campaign.
“To foster a spirit of goodwill and help make the world a brighter place, American Girl is introducing Shine On Now™ — a new charitable initiative that harnesses the collective power of girls to help others in need. Through Shine On Now, American Girl is calling on girls across the country to help the company give $1 million in clothes, books, dolls, and money to the following four organizations: Kids in Distressed Situations, Save the Children U.S.A., National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, and National Wildlife Federation."
Girls can visit Shine On Now and become official American Girl Ambassadors and inspire other girls to join the Shine On Now effort. As ambassadors, girls will receive a free, downloadable tool kit filled with fun tips and ideas for fund-raising, volunteering, or donating to the four worthy charities participating in Shine On
Now, or wherever they see an opportunity to make a difference.
Then Beginning July 13, 2010, girls can visit the Shine On Now website to contribute a free ‘star’ to the effort. The goal is to collect one million stars by the end of the program on July 31, 2010. For every star a girl contributes (she can contribute up to 100 a day), her name will be entered in a daily drawing to win a new My American Girl doll.
The new My American Girl dolls will allow girls to create a doll as unique and special as they are. Girls will be able to choose from 40 different combinations of eye color, hair color and style, and skin tone through a brand-new, innovative online tool. The personalization continues with a variety of special extras such as braces, glasses, and earrings, as well as outfits and accessories that reflect girls’ favorite interests and activities.
To further enhance the doll’s personality, each My American Girl doll comes to life at Innerstar University, where girls and their online doll can have fun exploring the virtual campus together.
Here's how to Enter:
The Shine On Now campaign is all about celebrating girls who are making a difference in their families, communities and schools. So, to enter this giveaway, nominate a deserving girl who has made a difference in her family, community, school. etc. Tell us about the wonderful things she does for her family, friends or community through acts of kindness and generosity and why she is deserving of her very own My American Girl doll. Please do not disclose the child's name but do describe her life, her activities and the kind and generous things she does for others! *Be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you should you win.
Additional Entries: Above Entry must be completed first. (Please leave a separate comment for each entry)
"Like" Centsible Mommy on Facebook (1 entry)
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Post about this giveaway somewhere (facebook, twitter, blog, etc) with a link to this giveaway included and be sure to leave me a comment to where you've posted it! ( 1 entry for each post)
Follow me on Google Friend Connect (upper right hand corner) (1 entry)
Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 31st. Prizes not claimed in 48 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents 18+ only.
American Girl sent me free product samples as a part of my partnership in the Shine On Now™ program. The opinions and content posted here are my own other than excerpts taken from a press release where noted.