CouponCabin.com Announces Winners of Back-to-School Video Contest
Online Coupon Site Committed to Philanthropy Awards $30,000 to Schools in Need
Sep 29, 2011, 07:00 ET
WHITING, Ind., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CouponCabin.com, a leading online coupon destination, has identified the three winners of its Back-to-School Video Contest, which took place from August 8 to September 18, 2011.
The grand prize winner of $15,000 is Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School in San Francisco, Calif. The school is comprised of primarily low-income families that have little or no access to arts activities outside of school. The goal for Flynn is to raise funds for their arts and music programs in order to enrich the students' opportunities for creative growth and artistic expression.
"We received dozens of deserving video entries and the judges had a difficult time narrowing it down," said Jackie Warrick, President and Chief Savings Officer of CouponCabin.com. "We were thrilled with the video created by Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School; it was outstanding in every category, and we are pleased that the prize will help fund their arts and music programs."
The second place winner of $10,000 is Renaissance Charter High School in East Harlem, New York. More than 90 percent of its students live in poverty, more than 40 percent have learning disabilities and more than 24 percent are over-aged. The school plans to use the prize for iPads to enhance engagement and academic results. This innovative approach aligns with the school's three-tiered educational model that includes core academics, project-based learning and hands-on, experiential learning outside the classroom.
The third place winner of $5,000 is Waters Elementary in Chicago, Ill., which will use the prize to teach the importance of "Earth Education," including field trips, science projects and the ongoing transformation of the school's outdoor space.
"We can't express our gratitude to CouponCabin for this generous prize," said Moriah Ulinskas, Fundraising Co-Chair from Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School. "I believe this video captures the spirit of Flynn, which is a school with many challenges, but driven by incredibly dedicated teachers and staff serving deserving children. Winning this award sends the message that this dedication and spirit is recognized and rewarded which is an invaluable message to our children and their families."
For more information, please visit www.BackToSchoolContest.com.
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