Blogging Assignment: Want to help Africa’s most vulnerable children, whilst also teaching your own children the importance of giving this Christmas?

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The African Children’s Choir

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The African Children’s Choir reaches out Bloggers to help encourage parents to ‘Give up a Gift for Africa’ this Christmas.

The African Children’s Choir – most famous in the UK for their uplifting performance at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert with Gary Barlow – are launching their Christmas campaign – Give up a Gift for Africa.

The charity is appealing to bloggers to help spread the word of this worthwhile campaign.

Christmas is a joyous time, but wouldn’t it be fantastic if one of the presents you gave your child also taught them a valuable lesson?

The Give up a Gift for Africa campaign encourages parents to replace one of their child’s stocking filler gifts for a donation to The African Children’s Choir.

Once the donation has been made the parent will receive a link to a printable Christmas card via their confirmation email, to put into the child’s stocking as a thank you.

The card will allow parents the opportunity to talk to their child about the important message of giving, and how – by donating the value of one of their stocking filler gifts – the child has helped children less fortunate than themselves. The card also allows space for the parents to write a personal message to their child.

Money raised by the Give up a Gift for Africa campaign will go towards both The African Children’s Choir programme, and the many other essential programmes run by Music for Life.

Music for Life is the official fundraising charity of The African Children’s Choir and works in seven African countries. Music for Life have educated over 52,000 children as well as impacting the lives of over 100,000 children through its relief and development programmes during its 28 year history; creating ChangeMakers for the future of Africa.

The African Children’s Choir travels the world, acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most in need children – raising much needed awareness and funds for the education of the continent’s most vulnerable children, as well as their own education, as they go. They have performed on popular television programmes such as The Tonight Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show and the live finale of American Idol season 6, as well as prestigious concerts such as Live Aid and Live 8.

Talking about the Give up a Gift for Africa campaign, Ray Barnett, founder and CEO of the African Children’s Choir and Music for Life said “We are very excited about the launch of our Christmas campaign Give up a Gift for Africa, not only are we seeking to raise much needed funds to educate more vulnerable African children, we also hope to emphasise the importance of giving amongst a new generation.”

If you would like turn a stocking filler into a donation this Christmas, for your child or any other loved one, please visit…

UK www.africanchildrenschoir.org.uk/help/give-up-a-gift-for-africa

Worldwide http://africanchildrenschoir.com/help/give-up-a-gift-for-africa/

for more information.

or to donate now visit…

UK http://www.justgiving.com/give-up-a-gift-for-africa

Worldwide http://www.justgiving.com/give-up-a-gift-for-africa

Or if you are in the UK you can text GUPA88 £YOUR AMOUNT to 70070

What is the blogger assignment?

Donate on behalf of your children and write a post about how they have given up one of their gifts, in order to help children in Africa, to encourage other parents to do the same. Talk about the importance of teaching children about giving at Christmas in your post. Please link people to http://www.justgiving.com/give-up-a-gift-for-africa if you are based in the UK and http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/african-childrens-choir/give-up-a-gift-for-africa if you are elsewhere.

Along with the post we would be delighted if you could also do any of the following to help drive donations to the campaign.

– Get your family and friends involved, ask them to donate too
– Use the contact form below for any of the following…

– a press release to send to your local media
– an online banner to upload to your homepage
– a poster to put up at your local school or church

What type of blogs are you looking for?:

Parenting blogs
Mummy blogs
Daddy blogs
Mommy blogs
Charity blogs

Preferred geographic location of the blogger:

Worldwide

How might you compensate the blogger?

Nothing

Assignment close date:

25 December 2012

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