WILMINGTON, MA — The Mary Jo Brown Foundation needs your help to find a very special, deserving, unsung hero from our young generation to receive our 2018 Spreading Smiles Award.
Do you know a child or young adult that helped a neighbor or family member in need? Someone that stood up to bullying? Or maybe requested that donations be made to a worthy cause in lieu or Christmas or birthday gifts? The person we select to receive the Spreading Smiles Award will embody the ideology the Mary Jo Brown Foundation is built upon…it will be someone who puts others first, someone who takes action to make the world a better place through acts of kindness…and who looks for nothing in return. Their actions are selfless, the rewards they receive are purely the joy they bring others.
Please help our Board seek out these young heroes by nominating someone you know for the Spreading Smiles Award. The attached form walks you through the simple steps required to nominate your hero. Simply, tell us the story of selfless kindness* that describes why your nominee deserves to be recognized and submit it by September 1, 2018. The nominee must be a legal US resident under 18 years of age as of 12/31/18.
If you are nominating someone and you are under 21, your nomination requires the signature of an authorizing adult; however, we encourage young people to participate in the nomination process.
The Contest is not open to entry where prohibited or restricted by law and is not open to family members of the Board of Directors of The Mary Jo Brown Foundation. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Finalists will be notified in advance and invited to attend our annual Luau Fundraiser on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Elks Hall in Saugus where they will be introduced to our supporters. All will be rewarded and our Grand prize winner will then be announced. **Grand Prize Award is a ***Trip to Disney World for 4 – valued at approximately $4500.
About the Mary Jo Brown Foundation
The Mary Jo Brown Foundation was founded to honor the memory of Mary Jo Brown and to carry on her legacy of love, her passion for helping others and her extraordinary kindness that spread continuous joy to all who knew and loved her. The Foundation focuses its effort in continuing that joy by sending monthly care packages for our country’s deployed soldiers, providing a number of families in need with a memorable Christmas, and offering numerous small donations to reward random acts of kindness witnessed by our Board, as well as partial funding for the Mary Jo Brown Smile Fund, which provides support to the Child Life Services program at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children where Mary Jo worked for 35 years. Our motto is “Spreading Smiles through Acts of Kindness”. Please visit our website at maryjobrown.org and help us pay it forward by bringing smiles to those who need them most.
*This act of kindness must be verifiable.
**In the event the grand prize winner is unable to (or elects not to) take advantage of the trip to Disney World for 4, the trip will revert back to the Mary Jo Brown Foundation so that an alternate recipient may be awarded.
***Disney Trip for 4 includes roundtrip airfare Boston area – Orlando, 5 nights lodging in a Disney Moderate Resort Hotel with Magical Express shuttle service between Orlando airport and Disney; 4-day park passes and a Gift Card.
(NOTE: The above press release is from Mary Jo Brown Foundation.)
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