(It wasn’t on purpose. Well, okay, it was sort of on purpose, because I had so many other things to tell you, but the point is… wait. I’m not sure what the point was. Maybe we should just move on. Yes.)
Anyway, as part of the series kick-off, Giddy Gander is holding the Wumblerful World of Seasons Art Contest. And you know how much I love a contest.
Read the complete rules before entering, but the upshot is that any child from kindergarten through 5th grade may submit a piece of original artwork having to do with any of the four seasons. Entries are due by March 15th to be eligible to win.
The winners will have their artwork integrated into The Wumblers in two different ways; first, pictures may be shown during the music video portion of the television show. Second, pictures may be included in an upcoming Wumblers book. And here’s the best part:
50% of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Gilda’s Club Worldwide and their affiliates to support Noogielands children’s activities at the local Gilda’s Club affiliates.
Gilda’s Club is named in honor of Gilda Radner, who, when describing the emotional and social support she received when she had cancer, called for such places to be made available for people with cancer and their families and friends everywhere. The mission of Gilda’s Club is to provide meeting places where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care.
From its beginning, the Gilda’s Club program included a children’s-focused are called Noogieland designed for children impacted by cancer — whether having a family member or friend with cancer, or being a survivor of someone with cancer… or having cancer themselves. Noogieland is a warm, supportive play environment in every Gilda’s Club that fills important psychosocial needs and, through help from trained staff and volunteers, allays children’s fears by making the appearance of cancer part of ordinary life.
So, no, your kid isn’t going to win a trip to Disneyworld or anything, but what a great way to get your kids excited about helping others. And the whole seeing-their-picture-on-TV thing will probably appeal to them, too.
Grab an entry form and crack open the crayons, and your child could be a winner.