Imagine a world without school sports, music or arts programs. Recently, nationwide budget cuts threaten to make this a reality. The Clorox Company understands that these programs can be critical to a child’s educational experience, building both academic and social skills. As part of the brand’s long-term commitment to schools and keeping childrens’ futures happy, healthier and shining bright, Clorox is launching the 2010 Power A Bright Future grant contest to help fund these vital school programs.
About the Power A Bright Future Grant Program
“¢ Power A Bright Future is a grant program aimed at providing necessary resources to help support school programs that enrich kids’ lives.
“¢ As part of Power A Bright Future, Clorox is calling on individuals to nominate schools in need for a chance to win a $50,000 grand-prize grant or one of three $20,000 grants to help provide critically needed resources to schools programs that enrich kids’ lives and create brighter futures.
“¢ In November, four schools will be chosen to receive grants and the opportunity to impact the lives of children in their communities.
How can I get involved?
There are two ways to get involved ““ by nominating a school program or by voting for your favorite nomination.
“¢ To nominate your school, visit www.clorox.com from August 12 to September 27, 2010 and upload a photo and a short summary of how the grant would be used. Choose one of three categories that best represents the program: Learn, Play or Create.
o Learn: Education-focused programs (e.g. establishing a school recycling program)
o Play: Sports and exercise-focused programs (e.g. building a playground)
o Create: Arts-focused programs (e.g. funding an after-school music program)
“¢ Once nominations are closed, visit www.clorox.com from October 4 to November 1 to vote for your favorite program. It is up to America to choose the winner!
o The program that receives the highest number of votes will be awarded the $50,000 grand-prize grant; the next top three vote-getters will each be awarded a $20,000 grant. The final Power A Bright Future grant winners will be announced in December.
“¢ To increase your favorite program’s chances of winning, vote early and often! Also, visit www.clorox.com for more information about the instant win games.
Disclosure: Earlier this month, I attended Clorox’s 2010 BlogHer session where I learned more about the Power a Bright Future program and received free product samples and giveaways. Clorox also provided me with the wording for this post.