Archives for April 1, 2014

Sweet Easter with SweetWorks! Giveaway Opportunity!

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It’s almost Easter time and what is Easter without chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies? My favorites are from SweetWorks! They have different brands from the Niagara Chocolates (my fave!) to the Celebration by SweetWorks! Niagara Chocolates has the best chocolate rabbits but they also have so many other chocolate products such as a Cross and my favorite are the semi-solid milk chocolate assortment! These are 3 oz. pieces and they are too delicious for words! They have choices in milk, dark and white chocolate and they even have a 14″ Semi-Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbit! Sixlets are a big hit with my son and he loves the Spring Mix! My husband is a big fan of the Gumballs!  I can’t imagine Easter without these delicious products!

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Check out all the products at SweetWorks!

We have teamed up for a Easter Spring Time SWEET Giveaway! One winner will win an Easter package filled with delicious Easter goodies! (See image below!)

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To enter leave us a comment below telling us which one would be your favorite! next, “like” the SweetWorks Facebook page and the SoCal City Kids Facebook Page too! Deadline to enter is April 7th at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature.

What do April Fools and parenting have in common? Kars4Kids Launches Kids4Kars “Kid Donation” Awareness Campaign on April Fools’ Day

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National car donation charity Kars4Kids announced today the launch of its new division Kids4Kars, a kid donation program. Kids4Kars provides free pickup of all donations of kids, offering a free lifetime vacation to donors in return.

“We’d been getting requests for this service on social media and from callers for years,” says Kars4Kids spokesman Morris Franco. “People would call up and be like ‘I have a kid that I’d like to donate. She’s somewhat bratty but does well in school. What can I get in return?’ After we got enough of these parents calling, we realized that there was a real need for kid donation that wasn’t being filled by anyone else. So we decided to step up to the plate.”

Prospective donors are directed to the charity’s website, www.kids4kars.org, where they can submit a donation using the quick online form and get answers to commonly asked questions about the donation process. The program’s website boasts that they will accept kids up to age 12 “in any condition,” provided that the donor is the child’s legal parent.

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It is only after donors submit their donations that they are hit with the true purpose of the Kids4Kars site. “April Fools!” reads the confirmation message. But it’s not just a funny prank. The Kars4Kids team has a serious message for parents. “Your kids are worth more than you think.”

Citing a study by the Boston Medical Center, Kars4Kids is hoping to bring awareness to the damage parents’ usage of devices while with their children can have on their children and their relationships. A full 73 percent of parents pay more attention to their mobile phones than to their children during mealtime, a time traditionally reserved for family and focused conversation. The Kids4Kars campaign encourages parents to ignore their devices during times reserved for their children, such as dinner and bedtime.

“We felt that we needed to hit hard to get the gravity of the message across,” Franco says. “With the increasing temptations of our mobile devices, it’s harder and harder to stay focused on our children, which can have serious implications for their development. The shock value of an April Fools prank allowed us to wake parents up to the damage they can do to their children by focusing on their devices instead of their kids.”

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Kars4Kids is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to give back to the community through a variety of education, youth development, family outreach and faith-based programs. The charity provides an array of services to children and families including educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, religious instruction, recreation and guidance counseling.

Self Disclosure: Kars4Kids sponsored feature.