You’re invited to join OneVoice, Epic Change, Take Heart & Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live in LaLaLove, a kid-powered movement that proves children can change the world by creatively expressing their hearts. Led & inspired by the HeartArt of children in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States, from Oct. 29 – Dec. 6, 2012, kids everywhere will come together to express their own hearts in order to heal the hearts of others. Learn more >>
WHAT?! La La Love is an art contest. But not just any old art contest. You are going to literally heal the hearts of kids through the power of your own creativity! We are going to raise $25,000 (or more) to provide 10 children in Kenya with life-saving heart surgery.
WHY?! More than 200,000 children under 18 years old suffer from heart disease in Kenya and about 50% of these have congenital heart problems, which means they have holes in their hearts! Without treatment and medical care, these children are typically smaller, frailer, and oftentimes too weak to go to school. Most of these children’s families can’t afford the cost of treatment either. With your help, we’d like to provide life-saving heart surgery to ten kids just like you!
WHO?! You, your school, your class, your choir, your church group, your girl scout or boy scout troop, or even your family of pet rocks can enter. Ok. Maybe not your family of pet rocks.
WHAT DO WE DO?! We want you to create a picture of your very own heart. We like to call it HeartArt. You can paint it, draw it, or use any other visually creative means. You can create as a group (with your school, your class, your brownie or cub scout troops, a group of friends), or by yourself. Be artistic, be inspiring, be yourself! Most importantly, create your heart with Love.
HOW?! After you or your group have created your HeartArt, take a digital picture of it or scan it. Have your principal, your teacher, your group leader, or your parent fill out the online entry form here where they’ll fill out some basic information and upload your HeartArt. (Be sure to read all of the Terms & Conditions as well as the Official Rules of the Contest!) We’ll re-post the most creative HeartArt submissions on the LaLaLove site and the SiriusXM KidsPlaceLive Facebook page so get those creative juices flowing!
THEN WHAT?! Then everyone and anyone—your friends, family, school bus driver, piano teacher—can donate money to support your HeartArt just by clicking on it on your personal fundraising page at www.lalalove.org! (Don’t worry, you’ll get an email with a link to your personal fundraising page after you’ve entered.)
WHEN?! The SiriusXM KidsPlaceLive contest begins on Monday, October 29 and submissions must be made by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, November 30. The winners will be announced on Friday, December 7.
WINNERS?! WHAT DO I WIN?! There will be two winning entries: the entry that raises the most money by the December 7 deadline and the entry that is judged to be the most creative. Each winner will get an in-person visit from Kids Place Live radio hosts Mindy Thomas and Robbie Schaefer, as well as a live concert performance by Robbie Schaefer.
And. Spread the word! Share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Sing it from the rooftops. Yell it out your car window. Whatever your preferred mode of word-spreading is, we welcome your passion and energy!
To get started and enter, visit www.lalalove.org or www.siriusxm.com/kidsplacelive for rules, regulations, and important grown-up stuff. If you have any questions, check out the FAQ page or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|1||Jacob Stark (Bethesda, MD)||$5520|
|2||Manhattan Beach Girls (Manhattan Beach, CA)||$3020|
|3||Taylor Mann (Scarsdale, NY)||$2320|
|4||Lauren Allen & Erin Allen (Alexandria, VA)||$1360|
|5||Zoe Susana Kollaras (Miami Shores, FL)||$1270|