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Power a Bright Future Clorox Twitter Party & Giveaway!

by Migdalia Rivera

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Due to the economy, New York City has faced a slew of budget cuts. Many programs were closed or drastically reduced. Sadly, children were not spared.

Come September when schools open their doors in New York City, many children will be left without after-school programs, tutoring services, and sports and arts classes. Parents will also be forced to provide the basics that were normally given to our generation, like books, pencils, crayons, and even cleaning supplies!

The lack of cleaning supplies is particularly disturbing since children spend most of their days at school; consequently, it can become a breeding ground for germs. Knowing this Clorox wishes to remind families that we should teach our children the below three easy steps to prevent the spread of germs and maintain environments that inspire brighter futures:

 

  1. Sing and Scrub: Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice).
  2. Do the Elbow Cough: Cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands to help prevent the spread of germs by touch.
  3. Disinfect Hot Spots: School staff and adults should routinely clean areas that people touch often, like desktops, remote controls and light switches.

 

What’s important to note is that even if a classroom starts out clean, germs can – and do – build up all day. In a study done at the University of Arizona by Dr. Charles Gerba*, evidence of Influenza A virus was found on 13.6% of swabbed surfaces in the morning and jumped to about 50% by the afternoon! As a parent, this concerns me; as such, I plan to support my children’s teachers in keeping their classrooms clean by providing teachers with hand sanitizers and canisters of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to help make clean-up easier.

Clorox is also helping needy schools via its grant called “Power a Bright Future”. Power a Bright Future is a grant program that will provide resources to schools in need of support. They program will give away a total of $110,000, one $50,000 grand prize grant and three $20,000 grants.

You have until September 27, 2010. There are two ways to get involved – by nominating a school or voting for your favorite nomination. To nominate a school or to vote for your school go to www.powerabrightfuture.com. Nominations can be submitted in one of three categories, Learn, Play or Create, between August 12 to September 27, 2010. For more information, official rules and to nominate a school program, visit www.powerabrightfuture.com.

For more tips on helping keep classrooms cleaner, visit Clorox.

*University of Arizona workplace study, Fall 2005, Dr. Charles P. Gerba

 

Bilingual Power a Bright Future Twitter Party

In order to get the word out about the Clorox Power a Bright Futureprogram and give a voice to your ideas on how YOU can help create a healthy and happy school, Clorox is sponsoring a twitter party and giveaway with Latina On a Mission and two other bloggers. Giveaway information can be found below.

To join in the Twitter fiesta/party follow the party hosts and organizers :

 

Party Details:

The twitter party will be conducted in ENGLISH and SPANISH so feel free to join in whichever language you feel comfortable!

Date: Thursday, August 26

Time: 9-10 pm EST

Hashtag: #CloroxBrightFuture

Prizes: Three (3) $25 AMEX gift cards will be given out during the twitter party.

RSVP: It’s not mandatory to RSVP in order to join us, but if you want to connect with fellow party attendees ahead of time, RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

Twitter Party Giveaway Rules:Three winners will be chosen at random from all #CloroxBrightFuture tagged tweets between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m EST 8/26/10. Winner must be present and using the tag between these times to win. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid U.S. address.

Bilingual Power a Bright Future Giveaway

Prize: One Latinalicious reader will win a $50 AMEX gift card.

 

MANDATORY ENTRY- YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE YOU CAN RECEIVE ANY EXTRA ENTRIES:

Leave a comment answering one of the following questions:

  • Now that you’re preparing for back-to-school, how can you help in keeping a healthier and happier school for your children?
  1. If you had $50,000 to fund one program in your child’s school, what would it be?
  2. How have state budget cuts affected your child’s school?

NOTE: You must be an e-mail subscriber to enter. Click HERE to subscribe.

 

EXTRA ENTRIES – LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY:

1. Follow my blog with Google Friends and/or ”Like” my Facebook page for 1 entry EACH. If you’re already do, let me know!

2. Follow @MsLatina on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway, stating the below. Provide me with the tweet url in a comment. One tweet per day till the giveaway ends, so go ahead tweet away!

Enter to win a $50 AMEX gift card from @MsLatina. http://tiny.cc/GW35 (Ends 9/10) #GIVEAWAY #MsLatina #CloroxBrightFuture

3. Blog about the Power A Bright FutureGiveaway, linking back to this post, and provide me with the url for 3 extra entries.

4. Leave a comment on a non-giveaway related post for 3 extra entries. Note the post in your comment and don’t forget to enter each entry in a separate comment! Wouldn’t want you to miss an entry!

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GIVEAWAY ENDS September 10, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. EST

Open to US, including Puerto Rico

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Be sure to also check out my co-hosts’ blogs for additional giveaway opportunities. They are each hosting the same giveaway.

 

Official Rules: Entrants can only win a $50 American Express gift card on one (1) Bilingual Power a Bright Future Twitter party host’s blog. If an entrant chooses to comment on more than one host’s blog post, he/she is only eligible to win one (1) prize, even if randomly selected as the winner more than once. Entrants for the Giveaways may not participate with multiple e-mail addresses. Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple e-mail addresses, under multiple identities, or uses any other device will be disqualified from participation in the promotion, and all entries submitted by that entrant will be void.

As always, I will use random.org to select the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Also, don’t forget, in order for random.org to count all of your entries a separate comment must be entered for each item that is completed. Random.org will not count it otherwise.

Disclosure: I am being compensated for co-hosting the Bilingual Power a Bright Future Twitter party. This post was written in conjunction with the campaign, but all opinions are mine.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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51 PauleyD August 29, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I follow as a google friend.

52 PauleyD August 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I am a twitter follower.

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/22475309821

Thanks!

53 Mami2jcn August 30, 2010 at 9:52 am
54 PauleyD August 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm
55 Steph August 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm

State budget cuts have made classes more crowded and fewer field trips :(

56 Steph August 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I follow on twitter @desmoinesdealin

57 Steph August 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm
58 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm

# How have state budget cuts affected your child’s school?
Our school doesn’t offer advanced reading program anymore.

59 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:53 pm

google follower

60 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm

FB Liker@tcarolinep Jessiekatie S

61 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm
62 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm
63 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm
64 Jessie C. August 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm
65 Laila @OnlyLaila August 31, 2010 at 1:41 am

If I had $50,000 I would purchase computers for my son’s school. We live in an increasingly digital age and it’s important that all children have access to technology.

66 Laila @OnlyLaila August 31, 2010 at 1:44 am

I tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/OnlyLaila/status/22591415190

67 Laila @OnlyLaila August 31, 2010 at 1:44 am

I follow you on Twitter.

68 Laila @OnlyLaila August 31, 2010 at 1:45 am

I am an email subscriber! :-)

69 Mami2jcn August 31, 2010 at 9:30 am
70 Rachel August 31, 2010 at 9:50 am

2. I would fund music and arts programs

71 Rachel August 31, 2010 at 9:51 am

I follow with GFC

72 Rachel August 31, 2010 at 9:52 am

I like on FB

73 jennifer horn August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am

email subscriber. I keep a healthier happier school by reminding my child to wash her hands, cover her sneezes and coughs, and keeping her home if she’s sick.

74 jennifer horn August 31, 2010 at 10:57 am

email subscriber. I keep school healthier by having my child wash her hands, cover coughs and sneezes and keeping her homewhen she’s sick.

75 jennifer horn August 31, 2010 at 10:58 am

Follow in GFC.

76 jennifer horn August 31, 2010 at 10:58 am

Like on Facebook.

77 jennifer horn August 31, 2010 at 10:59 am

Twitter follower. @jen_r_horn and tweeted. http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/22623361096

78 Soha Molina August 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm
79 PauleyD August 31, 2010 at 11:50 pm
80 Linda Stewart September 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

We were lucky to start the school year with a new 5th/6th grade school this year. This new school has been several years in planning and will be a great start toward ‘fixing’ the overcrowding issue we were being faced with. Unfortunately the kids are suffering the effects of state budget cuts due to the change in school standards for 5th/6th graders. When the school year began all of the text books were not up to standard and due to the budget cuts there is no money in the budget to purchase required text books that are up to standard. We have a new school filled with 5th/6th grade students ready and eager to learn but they do not have the required text books to be successful. The teachers are doing the best they can but it’s going to be a while before they can actually bring their classrooms up to standard with the required text books for their students. Some teachers are actually taking personal money to buy books for their students. It’s sad that the state doesn’t recognize the need and come up with the money to take care of this problem.

81 jennifer horn September 1, 2010 at 9:46 am
82 Mami2jcn September 1, 2010 at 10:16 am
83 Small Footprints September 1, 2010 at 11:17 am

If I had $50,000, I’d fun a music & art program … with budget cuts, that seems to be the first thing to go and I think both music & art are important in a child’s development.

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84 Small Footprints September 1, 2010 at 11:18 am

I’m a google friend connect follower.

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85 Small Footprints September 1, 2010 at 11:26 am

#1 – I commented on the Sabroso Saturday – Edamame & Navy Bean Salad with Orange-Balsamic dressing. (What a yummy recipe)

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86 Small Footprints September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am

#2 – I commented on the Sabroso Saturday – Edamame & Navy Bean Salad with Orange-Balsamic dressing. (What a yummy recipe)

reducefootprints at gmail dot com

87 Small Footprints September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am

#3 – I commented on the Sabroso Saturday – Edamame & Navy Bean Salad with Orange-Balsamic dressing. (What a yummy recipe)

reducefootprints at gmail dot com

88 Lilian Hurn September 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm

If i have 50k i will create a IT programming labs in all schools.

89 Lilian Hurn September 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I am an email subscriber!

90 Lilian Hurn September 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

i like you in facebook.

91 Lilian Hurn September 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

i follow you in google connect

92 Lilian Hurn September 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I follow you in twitter and tweet about the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/superbaratisimo/statuses/22723514967

93 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

I don’t think budget cuts have affected our schools…yet.

davneynowak@gmail.com

94 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I follow via GFC.

davneynowak@gmail.com

95 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I “like” you on FB. (Davney Dell Nowak)

davneynowak@gmail.com

96 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I’m a follower on Twitter @davneyfaye

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/davneyfaye/status/22725156096

davneynowak@gmail.com

97 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm
98 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm
99 Davney September 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm
100 jennifer horn September 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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