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AMAZING KIDS!’ T-SHIRT FIGHTS CHILDHOOD HUNGER

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AMAZING KIDS!’ T-SHIRT FIGHTS CHILDHOOD HUNGER AND LAUNCHES KID’S DREAM

February 23, 2009; Orange County, CA – Can one child make a difference and inspire others along the way? 4th grader Katie Stagliano, winner of Amazing Kids!’ first-ever Launch My Dream! t-shirt design contest, believes she can. With the help of Amazing Kids!’ Launch My Dream! initiative, Katie is launching her dream to end childhood hunger.

Based in Southern California, Amazing Kids!® (amazing-kids.org) is a children’s educational charity and award-winning kids’ website. The debut of Katie’s “No Hungry Children” t-shirt marks the first in their line of Launch My Dream! CharityWear(TM), hope-inspiring sportswear for kids and adults. Available online at: http://www.verymeri.com/collections/fundraising/products/amazing-kids-no-hungry-children, the t-shirts are designed by kids who dream of an amazing future.

Katie notes, “I hope my t-shirt will spread the word that there should and could be no hungry children. It’s important to help stop world hunger. If kids grow a vegetable and donate it to a soup kitchen, they are helping launch my dream. I hope Amazing Kids! can help launch dreams of many more kids.”

Katie’s “No Hungry Children”-themed shirt was inspired after she grew a 40-pound cabbage which fed 275 people at a local soup kitchen. Now her entire school, Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, South Carolina, with the help of Charleston organization Fields to Families, is planting a school garden to grow food for local hungry children. Fields to Families is providing Katie with a Master Gardener as a mentor, seeds to grow her vegetables and volunteers to assist.

Jackie Baer with Fields to Families noted, “Fields to Families is happy to support Katie’s dream of no hungry kids. She is an amazing child to be so aware at her age that there are many food insecure children.”

Katie receives 10% of t-shirt proceeds, which she’s donating to hunger organizations. An additional 10% supports Launch My Dream!, helping kids like Katie launch their dreams.

Launch My Dream! partner verymeri (verymeri.com) is a clothing company and website helping charities and schools create and sell clothing to raise money. Meri Zeiff, verymeri founder and CEO commented, “We are so proud to be a part of Katie’s dream. We hope kids everywhere will follow their dreams. verymeri tees are one special way to make those dreams come true.”

Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, Amazing Kids! (www.amazing-kids.org) is a children’s educational non-profit organization and website dedicated to helping kids launch their dreams. Launch My Dream! is an ongoing collaborative effort involving a whole “village” of persons to help children launch their dreams by gathering and coordinating community resources, donations and other financial support as well as volunteers, mentors, and in-kind donations and services.

Amazing Kids! Founder/President Alyse Rome comments: “The initiative was born out of a need kids and teens have for help in preparing for their future. Launch My Dream! provides them with hope and hands-on assistance, so their potential won’t go to waste. In today’s economy, collaboration is key. Amazing Kids! welcomes additional partners who share our interest in helping children have a brighter future. Imagine how many more kids’ dreams can be launched if we all work together?”

Through the support of corporate sponsors, grants and donations as well as the proceeds from the sales of their Launch My Dream! CharityWearTM, Amazing Kids! will develop a comprehensive online resource center at launchmydream.org, where kids, parents, teachers and mentors can go to find out how to help children launch their dreams.

What does the future hold for children like Katie with dreams of their own to improve our world? With the help of Amazing Kids!’ Launch My Dream! initiative, the sky’s the limit.

About Amazing Kids! (amazing-kids.org)

Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, Amazing Kids! (www.amazing-kids.org) is an internationally-recognized children’s educational non-profit organization based in Southern California with a worldwide following through their award-winning website, amazing-kids.org. Their mission is to help kids realize their potential.


About Verymeri (verymeri.com)

Verymeri (verymeri.com) is a children’s clothing company created by kids for kids. The mission of verymeri is to create a thriving, international design company that gives a voice to children of all ages, through whimsical and uplifting clothing, while promoting the arts and building self-esteem.