Thursday, June 5, 2008

CWDkids Care Contest Runner-up

Our recent contest, CWDkids Care, was a big success! The contest was started to recognize children who are making a positive change in the lives of others. We received entries from all over the country and were thrilled with the response! It is amazing what a child can do with the support of their parents, family, friends, neighbors, schoolmates, and teachers. Thank You to all who entered--we read every submission and were touched by each and every one of your stories.

We will be featuring profiles on each of the 4 finalists and the contest winner in the weeks to come.

Runner-Up: Jonathan from Barboursville, WV is helping his church help the people of Peru.

Each summer a group from Jonathan's church, First Presbyterian of Huntington, travel to a small village in Peru to help build, paint, and repair buildings, hold Bible school for the children, and offer free medical clinics. Jonathan is too young to go to Peru so he found another way to help. He created a cookbook called H.U.G.S. (Help Us Give Support). Jonathan contacted "famous" people and asked them to send him a copy of their favorite recipe. The response was great! Just to name a few...Chuck Yeager, Jimmy Carter, Marie Osmond, Leeza Gibbons, Dick Clark, and Jay Leno sent Jonathan a recipe for H.U.G.S. To date, over $3300 has been raised through sales and donations. All proceeds go to the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, Peru Fund. In Jonathan's honor, CWDkids made a donation to the Peru Fund to further their good work.

Congratulations Jonathan, you are a inspiration and a role model, and we are so proud of you!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great kid and what a great company.

Ginger Pierce said...

I enjoy browsing your catalog and marking that "special outfit" or "outfits" I am going to get our children. I would love a catalog, website etc. to "take a risk though" and actually put catagories down on their merchandise such as "fits to size" "runs a bit small" or "runs big" For working Moms it would make things so much easier and make me more eager to buy more on line. Thanks!

Stephanie Spiers said...

Love your site! Would like to see the sale items priced a little lower and free shipping at times.
Sure would love to work for a company like yours.

Anonymous said...

Love the sight. Would like to see free shipping. I order online quiet often.

Mrs. said...

Great site- you have the best selection!! I love the matching brother/sister outfits- okay, and the mother/daughter ones too! I love shopping on this site. I think that the free shipping would go along way- people don't want to have to drive to the boutiques with the price of gas, so the fact that the clothing would arrive free would make me shop more!!