We are less than 2 months out from our 5th annual Kids Are Heroes Day, which will be celebrated at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland on October 27th, 2012. We are expecting 50 heroes from 3 countries to attend. They will join us in a day of celebration as we honor children who give back to their communities and get other families involved. If you are in the area on that day we encourage you to spend some time with these wonderful kids as past events have proven to be no less than magical.
These children, aged from 6-17, will share tables at the center court of the mall as they showcase their charities and give speeches about what they do.
From the hit Disney TV shows “So Random” and “Sonny with a Chance”, Allisyn Ashley Arm who played Zora on those shows will be our keynote speaker. She will also be available for a special “meet-n-greet” session where all the lucky kids in attendance will get a chance to take their pictures with Allisyn.
The above photo is a depiction of what the back drop of the photos may look like. Of course we are looking for a sponsor to claim that logo and become the “Official Sponsor” of Kids Are Heroes Day 2012. If you are a local business the great thing about it is most of the attendees will obviously be local. If you are more of a national company, we do have kids coming from Florida, Illinois, West Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Canada and Trinidad & Tobago. Most of the children who get their pictures taken will be posting on their Facebook pages which will likely be shared by their friends, parents and grandparents thus pushing the campaign to a national audience. We hope to serve 500 kids at this meet-n-greet.
We expect the costs of this event to be $5000 which includes bringing the talent to the event and providing a reception for the heroes and their families that evening. We offer the reception so that the kids may bond with each other as they give each other renewed energy to continue their work. The cost for the “Official Sponsor” is $3000.00 which will also include your logo on the backdrop and also on the 8×10 signed photos of Allisyn Ashley Arm as long as you sign up by September 30th.
If the $3000.00 is out of your range and you still want to help, we offer our “Kids Are Heroes Day Donor Wall” where you can select any amount from $25 to $1000. Please give if you can. These children never ask for anything in return for what they do and this day is so important to them. Some are even bullied for what they do and meeting other kids who are just like them can be a catharsis for them.
Update 09/21/2012: Well the logo has been taken!! We are proud to announce that we do indeed now have an official sponsor. We have to give out our deepest thanks to the folks at Kibooku.com for sponsoring us!! Please check out their social networking site for kids. We will have a more in depth piece written about them soon, so stay tuned. . .