Monday, January 11, 2010
Seamus is A Glove of Their Own Contest Winner!
Winter 2009 Contest Winner is Here!!!
Current Contest: Winter 2009
Winners: to be announced on December 15, 2009.
All children must submit your entry with permission from your parents and use a valid parent's email address. Must be 16 or younger (parent feel free to help your child).
Describe in 200 words or less something that you have done to make a difference in someone’s life. This act of kindness can be something you did by yourself, with a group, or with your parents. Please include your name, age, and state where you live. All entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject " Winter 2009 Contest” by December 1, 2009.
One random winner will be picked. All winning essays will be posted on our web site, we will only post your first name and state you are from, on our site. Winners will be contacted by e-mail.
Good luck and remember to "PLAY IT FORWARD!"
PRIZES INCLUDE $100 GIFT CARD FROM MODELLS, A GLOVE AND BALL FROM RAWLINGS, MINI BAT FROM LOUISVILLE SLUGGER, AND A SIGNED COPY FROM THE TEAM OF "A GLOVE OF THEIR OWN". Good Luck!
Current Winner: Winter 2009
Seamus(age 8) of Arlington, Massachusetts
Last weekend my family and I went to the homeless shelter called The Pine Street Inn (http://www.pinestreetinn.org/) in Boston to make a difference in someone’s life.
We decided to donate some of our time to people less fortunate than ourselves. It was not very hard at all. It was actually quite fun! Sometime you might be able to help them out too.
We went to do a special Christmas program called family gift wrapping. We got to wrap gifts that companies had donated to the Pine Street Inn. Another thing we did was make cards for the guests staying there. Those were probably the only gifts and cards they are going to get all Christmas. Imagine only getting one present all Christmas. It would not feel very good.
In the time we were there I made four Christmas cards, and my sister Hannah made four cards. We made them from paper, glue and decorations. My Dad made only two cards because he was making them very carefully. My Step-Mom Julia made five cards, and she helped the rest of us make our cards more pretty. Julia is good at making Christmas cards.
There are many ways you can help the Pine Street Inn. You can make a financial donation in any amount by mail or online. Maybe have a company sponsor a drive for food or new clothing. If you want to do something with your whole family volunteering with your family is a great way to spend time together, engage in meaningful activity and have fun.