GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Couponbox announced three winners today for its First Annual Kid Kindness Month Contest. The international coupon portal created the contest for elementary and secondary school students to win $1,000 to implement their kindness project and an additional $1,000 to support their sponsoring school or organization.
Three projects and schools won prizes for the 2017 Kid Kindness Month Contest:
Help St. Jude's Children, a project submitted by Lily Caraballo, Abigail Gniech, Nisa Cabrera, Emily Míreles and Marisol Lopez from Namaste Charter High School in Chicago, IL, will donate books, toys and hot meals to the families and children of St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
2017 Service Project (for the Canton Fire Department), submitted by Caden Koehn from Canton High School in Canton, OK, will help the fire department during the high fire danger days of summer by providing supplies to the volunteer firefighters.
You Can Be a Problem Solver or You Can Be a Problem Causer (for the Flint Michigan Water Crisis), submitted by Katie Rusinek from Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Blanc, MI, will donate their prize to the Safe Water, Safe Homes Fund, which provides aid to the community of Flint, MI, during the ongoing water crisis there.
"We were overwhelmed by the acts of kindness the kids outlined in their entries," said Marco Piu of CouponBox. "When the contest first started, we had high expectations, but as the deadline for entries drew near, we found that those expectations had been exceeded. We are grateful for all the entries, which were quite inspiring, and we are even more grateful that the voting system was in place to choose the winners—a task that would have been difficult for any panel of judges."
"We look forward very much to next year's contest," added Piu, "which we hope will get even more entries and will reach an even wider audience, spreading kindness from coast to coast."
Kid Kindness Month prizes from Couponbox will be awarded to the winning entries via 10x digital, the digital marketing agency which helped promote the contest. The agency itself will also award the fourth-place entry, Frank Zwolinski's Home Orphanage in Peru, with a $500 prize as a part of its own Kid Kindness Month Honorable Mention Award.
About the Kid Kindness Month Contest
CouponBox sponsored the Kid Kindness Month Contest to inspire and recognize acts of kindness by our next generation. To enter the Kid Kindness Month Contest, kids aged 7-13 who live in the US submitted an entry—with video, text and/or photos—describing how they would spend $1,000 to spread kindness or help a group of people or cause. Kids were able to submit individually, as a group or as a class with a sponsoring organization such as a school or religious group.
Couponbox is an international online discount company that creates shopping experiences with added value, helping shoppers save money by providing coupons and deals for stores such as Michaels, JCPenney and Kohl's.
About 10x digital
10x digital is a full-service digital marketing, content marketing and public relations agency based in Greenville, SC. 10x was named as one of Content Marketing Institute's top content marketing agencies in the world for 2014-2016 and has operated in SC since 2002.
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