Power a Bright Future Clorox Twitter Party & Giveaway!

by Migdalia


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 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

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.



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.



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. (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!


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

Open to US, including Puerto Rico


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 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 to count all of your entries a separate comment must be entered for each item that is completed. 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.

Share and Enjoy. Go ahead, you know you want to.

    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

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    101 Thelma M September 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    102 PauleyD September 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    103 Mami2jcn September 2, 2010 at 9:02 am
    104 jennifer horn September 2, 2010 at 9:49 am
    105 Soha Molina September 2, 2010 at 11:41 am
    106 Debra F September 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    If I had $50,000 to fund one program in my child’s school it would go towards literary development. I have one child who struggles with reading, and I’m not happy with the program they currently have.

    107 Debra F September 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I follow you on GFC

    108 Debra F September 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I like you on facebook
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    109 Erica Best September 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    im following with email and state budget cuts affected our school so much they have close over 30 school in the last couple year we have to drive so far to drop the kids off when it was school right around the way .

    110 Erica Best September 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    im following @purplelover04

    111 Erica Best September 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm

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    112 PauleyD September 2, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    113 Janet F September 3, 2010 at 3:06 am

    If I had $50,000 to fund one program in my grandson’s school it would be for the Arts program.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    114 Janet F September 3, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I forgot to add I am subscribed by email.

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    115 Janet F September 3, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I follow you on GFC.

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    116 Janet F September 3, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I like you on FB – Janet Fri

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    117 debp September 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I am a email subscriber. Budget cuts have hit our city hard. This year 5 elementary schools will close, and next year 1 junior high and high school will close. I don’t know how that will work, because the high school is overflowing, that I live near. It is so bad, that some kids have to stand up the whole class, because they don’t have room to sit down. All the liberians in the elementary schools have been fired. They have taken away all the para pros, except for a very few that are mandated because of special education. This is really hurting our children, and their future.

    118 Mami2jcn September 3, 2010 at 9:12 am
    119 jennifer horn September 3, 2010 at 11:08 am
    120 PauleyD September 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    121 Erica Best September 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    122 Mami2jcn September 4, 2010 at 10:23 am
    123 Soha Molina September 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    124 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    If I had $50,000 to fund one program in my child’s school, I would fund a music therapy program in my youngest son’s preschool class for special needs children.

    125 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I follow your blog with Google Friends

    126 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I ”Like” you on Facebook. My FB username is Shawna OBrien

    127 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted

    128 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    129 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    130 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    131 Mary Jenkins September 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    If I had $50,000, I’d start a science- careers after school program where students could get a taste of careers in medicine, research, technology, and so forth. The future is in science.

    132 Mary Jenkins September 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    133 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    #1 I left a comment on your Sabroso Saturday: Arroz Con Leche post.

    134 Mary Jenkins September 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    135 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    #2 I left a comment on your Sabroso Saturday: Arroz Con Leche post.

    136 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    #3 I left a comment on your Sabroso Saturday: Arroz Con Leche post.

    137 Sheila Hickmon September 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Email subscriber. Budget cutbacks have affected my daughter’s school by eliminating the Kickoff To Kindergarten program that takes place during the summer for preschoolers to get used to going a full day. :(

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    138 Sheila Hickmon September 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

    139 Sheila Hickmon September 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    “Liked” you on facebook (Sheila H.)

    140 PauleyD September 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    141 PauleyD September 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    My comment didn’t show up. submitting again:


    142 Erica Best September 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    143 Tracy Robertson September 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    If I had $50,000 to fund one school program, it would have to be computer lab.

    144 Tracy Robertson September 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I follow you on twitter @tracylr233 and I tweeted

    145 Tracy Robertson September 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I follow you through GFC as cardprincess

    thanks so much!

    146 Mami2jcn September 5, 2010 at 11:09 am
    147 PauleyD September 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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    148 Erica Best September 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    149 katie t September 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I am a teacher, and I always keep hand sanitizer out in the classroom and encourage the kids to use it. And I’d spend $50,000 on a set of laptops and laptop compatible desks – that would be fabulous!

    frankandkatie at gmail dot com

    150 katie t September 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    follow on gfc

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