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Power a Bright Future and Enter to WIN a Clorox Giftbasket!

by Migdalia

~GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED~

I was recently contacted by Emily and Cooper aka the Motherhood about writing in partnership with the Clorox Power a Brighter Future program. Although I have written about it in the past, and even co-hosted a Bilingual Twitter party with some amazing women, I couldn’t miss an opportunity to speak about it again for two very important reasons, my children and yours.

When I was growing up, education was emphasized. My family could not give me money but they could provide me with a first rate education, even if it was in a public school. It was my ticket out of poverty. It opened doors and widened my world.

In my Elementary, Junior High School and High School, I learned to play the viola, gymnastics, and baseball. In school, I learned to draw, to paint and to sculpt.  I also learned to garden, and most importantly, that I had options. What are our children learning?

Some are NOT learning the arts, dance, or how to play musical instruments. Some are Not learning a second language. Some are NOT learning the basics.

What they are learning is that they don’t count, that they are not worth the effort.

Why?

Because of budget cuts!

What can we do?

We, the parents, can teach our children that they are valuable, that they do matter and that we do care.

We can show them with our words and our actions how important their education is to us.

We can unite. Hold fundraisers. Assist in classrooms. Sponsor a class. Support companies who care, like Clorox.

Why?

Because we care. You and I. Together. We can support our schools. We can join together and vote.

We can nominate our schools for the Power A Bright Future grant Program.

We can band together with other parents and vote.

For our schools, yours and mine.

Why?

Because our children need it.

They deserve a chance to win a $50,000 grand prize grant or one of three $20,000 grants to help provide critically needed resources to school programs that enrich children’s lives and create brighter futures. They deserve the key, the educational key, to open doors, to broaden their world … to succeed.

So go ahead and nominate your school at www.clorox.com from August 12 to September 27, 2010 and choose the category that best represents your idea. The three categories include: Learn, Play or Create. Upload a photo and a short summary of how the grant would make a difference, for example:

  • Learn: Education-focused programs (e.g. establishing a school recycling program)
  • Play: Sports and exercise-focused programs (e.g. building a playground)
  • Create: Arts-focused programs (e.g. funding an after-school music program)

Nominators will receive exclusive Clorox classroom tools and the chance to win coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox® Regular-Bleach and other great prize packs daily.

 

Once the nomination period has closed, Clorox will leave the voting up to you. Between October 4 and November 1, be sure to vote for your favorite nominee. To encourage votes for their entries, nominators will receive a “Promote-it!” kit with tips on how to encourage votes, like sharing on Facebook and an e-mail for friends and family members. Use it. Share it. It could win you $50,000!

For official rules and to nominate a school program, visit www.Clorox.com

But thats not all! For over four generations, Clorox has helped families and children stay healthier, cleaner and happier, with their stain removers and disinfectants, and now they want to give one Latinalicious reader the chance to win a Clorox giveaway bag! The bag will include the following:

• Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

• Dr. Harley Rotbart’s book Germ Proof Your Kids

• Clorox Hand Sanitizer

• Tissues

• Fun stickers

• Crazy cutting scissors

• Markets/pencils/crayons

Ready to enter? Just follow the directions below.

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

Answer the following question:

  • Which educator had the biggest impact on your life?

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

 

EXTRA ENTRIES:

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.

3. 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 gift bag full of Clorox products!  http://tiny.cc/GW37 #GIVEAWAY #MsLatina #CloroxBrightFuture

4. Blog about the giveaway, linking back to this post, and provide me with the url for 3 extra entries.

5. 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!

6. Share this post and/or another post you enjoyed using any ”Share and Enjoy” submission  (Example: Digg, Facebook, Technorati, MySpace, Stumble Upon, etc.).  Each post shared gives you 3 extra entries. Just let me know which post you shared and your username, if applicable!

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Giveaway ends September 6 2010 at 3:00 P.M. EST

Open to US residents only

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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: This is a paid post created in collaboration with the Motherhood and Clorox.

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.

    1 Michele P. September 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    already email subscriber… I like the clorox wipes, and that would be what I’d select if I won… I really liked Mrs Jones my 5th grade teacher-she was young, and cool. And let us get away with alot. But she also taught us the fundamentals, and to be NICE to each other. There was no bullying or teasing in her classroom-everyone was your equal. My son (who is now 17) had her in 5th grade and she promised my 8 yr old that she’d still be around in a few years and she’d have her as well!

    2 Michele P. September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    following via GFC

    3 Michele P. September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    like you on FB M Pineda

    4 Michele P. September 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    twitter follower @micaela6955

    5 clenna September 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    A 5th grade teacher showed us bugs, cow eyes, sheep hearts, etc. She was so hands on. I later became a science teacher because of her. Thank you Mrs Harrington.

    clenna at aol dot com

    6 clenna September 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I follow via Google

    clenna at aol dot com

    7 clenna September 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I like you on FB

    clenna at aol dot com

    8 Benita September 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I’m an email subscriber. My second grade teacher, Mrs. Hakes, believed in me, in my creativity and my intelligence. She made me believe in myself.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    9 Benita September 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    GFC Follower.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    10 alissa apel September 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I’m a subscriber. I had a lot of great teachers, but probably the best influence was my 1st grade teacher that helped me to be with the rest of the class. I was behind. She really helped me!

    11 alissa apel September 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    GF and like you on FB. Alissa Spiehs-Apel

    12 alissa apel September 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Left a message on Sabroso Saturday: Arroz Con Leche (Spanish Style Rice Pudding).

    13 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    My 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Campanga was a very special teacher and she helped to instill a love and excitement for learning in me. I’m an email subscriber to this blog.

    14 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I follow your blog with Google Friends

    15 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I Like you on fb. My FB username is Shawna OBrien

    16 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I Follow @MsLatina on Twitter. My Twitter id is ShawnaMichelle2

    17 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    18 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    19 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    20 Shawna OBrien September 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    21 Cori Westphal September 4, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    That would be my high school art teacher. She was so much fun. Just a pure nut! She made class fun and supported everyones different talants and abilities! She made me feel like no matter what I did, it was fantastic!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

    22 Cori Westphal September 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I’m a Google Friend: Cori Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

    23 Cori Westphal September 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I like you on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

    24 Cori Westphal September 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

    25 Cori Westphal September 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm
    26 Mara September 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I subscribed. My fifth grade teacher, Mr. Melby, had such a huge impact on my education. Thank you to him!

    27 Mara September 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I follow on twitter @mstyle10

    28 Kerri September 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I would have to say Sr. Anne. Her grammar lessons have helped me greatly.

    29 Kerri September 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I follow @MsLatina on Twitter

    30 laurie September 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    my favorite teacher was Mrs. Nance i learned more in here class than i did all my years of school. she was kind, gentle and just was really good with children.

    31 laurie September 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    follow MS on twitter-lmurley2000

    32 laurie September 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    33 Christine September 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I am an email subscriber. The educator that influenced me most was a college professor I had in criminology. He was a part time professor and full time FBI agent and I loved hearing his real life stories about the law. Thanks for the chance.

    34 Christine September 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I am a GFC follower

    35 Christine September 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I like you on FB = Christine W

    36 Christine September 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I follow you on twitter = @justicecw

    37 Christine September 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    38 Brooke C September 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I have subscribed to your emails. The biggest impact would have to be my guidance counselor; her words helped me through.

    39 Brooke C September 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I follow on GFC

    40 Brooke C September 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I like you on facebook.

    41 Brooke C September 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I follow you on twitter
    @italiaangel80

    42 Brooke C September 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    43 Brooke C September 6, 2010 at 7:43 am
    44 Brooke C September 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Tweet

    45 Christine September 6, 2010 at 11:13 am
    46 Erica Best September 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

    My sewing teacher in high and the best teacher she changed my life.

    47 Erica Best September 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

    im a fan on fb name erica best

    48 Erica Best September 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

    gfc name erica best

    49 Erica Best September 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    im following @purplelover04 i tweeted http://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/23153970162

    50 denisse September 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    My music teacher from elementary school gave me a lot of confidence and was my favorite

    I am an email subscriber

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