Atlantic City, NJ (February 23, 2017) – Saturday, April 8th will mark the third annual Miss America Serves event sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The impact of last year’s efforts succeeded in surpassing the previous year, as our state titleholders and contestants blanketed the country, touching lives everywhere with kindness and dedication. Those efforts made a significant difference to the people residing in our cities and towns across the country, while raising funds to continue the compassionate work of CMN Hospitals. And, as we recognize and acknowledge that success, this year we are determined to increase the commitment to the children the CMN Hospitals serve.
Led by Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, contestants and volunteers will perform countless acts of kindness and ask their friends, family, and social networks to donate to the Miss America State Scholarship funds and to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
During this year’s Miss America Serves, we are challenging all our states to fully participate, and help us reach a new goal, by pledging to raise a minimum of $5,000 per state. If every state could rally all their contestants — at the Miss and the MAOTeen level — to form teams to showcase the Miss America spirit of service and giving, it would allow us to demonstrate our dedication to this commitment.
We’d also love to showcase any personal CMN Hospitals stories and/or experiences our contestants can share. Please forward directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload to the MAS Project Form below.
Here is what we need you to do to prepare for this amazing event:
1. Fill out this form:Why? Filling out this form will assist our media team in promoting these efforts: We understand that your event may not be finalized; however, we need to present as much information available to date for potential media opportunities.
2. Register your team(s) atWhy? This is your public facing website to accept donations during your service activity. If your team is not listed, the public will not be able to contribute to your state scholarship funds and local children’s hospitals.
3. Start creating social buzz and let’s get Miss America Serves trending! You can begin to create the momentum by tweeting and posting Facebook updates to your social networks. Be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #MissAmericaServes and your state #STATEABBREVIATION (#AR, #CA, #NY, #TX, etc.) together in the same post on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please note, it is very important that you use the correct #two-letter postal abbreviation.
Open the link below to see Savvy as she officially opens the 3rd Annual Miss America Serves Donor Site for all!
4. Click here to order your Miss America Serves t-shirt to create a united front for your team and event!
This is a tremendous event for all involved with Miss America and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We can’t wait for the day and know that you share in our excitement. To recognize your achievements, we are awarding incentives again to those who meet milestones while promoting Miss America Serves.
The top five (5) Miss America contestants who raise the most funds for Miss America Serves will each earn a $1,000 scholarship from the Miss America Organization and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The top five (5) State Organizations that raise the most funds for Miss America Serves will receive first placement in the ticket lottery for their State Organizations at the 2018 Miss America Competition this September.
If you have questions, please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support is incredible, and we send our grateful thanks!
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Every year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat more than 10 million kids – that’s 32 million hospital visits annually. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through corporate partners and fundraising programs. These donations support research and training, purchase equipment, and provide charitable care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn why member hospitals rely on community support at CMNHospitals.org.
About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.