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Contact: Cynthia Price, 804-756-2722
Facebook ‘Likes’ Can Earn the Chance to Visit a Child in Need Across the Globe
Richmond, Va. – June 1, 2011 – The average Facebook user spends nearly an hour a day on the social networking site and ChildFund International has created a way for anyone to turn those hours into the trip of a lifetime.
The organization, which creates one-to-one connections through child sponsorships, is rolling out a Facebook promotion called “The Experience of a Lifetime.” The promotion, which runs from May 31 to June 30, offers a unique opportunity for one lucky winner to travel across the world to meet his or her sponsored child.
If the promotion winner does not sponsor a child, he or she will win a paid, four-day escorted tour (including all travel, means and accommodations) to a ChildFund program in Asia, Africa or the Americas.
“We love sharing children’s photos, videos and stories on Facebook, but we know there’s nothing that moves you more than seeing the real thing,” said Anne Lynam Goddard, ChildFund president and CEO. “With just a few clicks on Facebook, one person will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime.”
To enter the promotion, Facebook participants must:
- Go to www.Facebook.com/ChildFundInternational and “Like” the page,
- Choose to enter the promotion using the “ChildFund Experience” app,
- Ask 10 friends to “Like” ChildFund on Facebook and nominate their profile to win. For every friend nomination over 10, the participant will receive one additional entry into the promotion.
- Be at least 18 and a U.S. resident (lower 48 states).
Five finalists will be randomly selected in early July. Each finalist will be required to write a short statement as to why he or she should win the trip. Their statements will then be featured on ChildFund's Facebook page, and fans will be asked to decide the winner by popular vote.
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ChildFund International is a global child development and protection agency serving more than 15.2 million children and their family members in 31 countries. For more than 70 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. To sponsor a child in need, visit the ChildFund website.