Your Mom Said What?!
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada launches ‘#MomKnowsBest’ Online Contest
TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015) – Brush your teeth. Stay in school. Marry for love, not money. We all remember the oft-repeated phrases that our mother said while were growing up, as well as later on in life. But how many of us heeded this good advice? To commemorate Mother’s Day, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada(CCFC) today launched a #MomKnowsBest online contest asking Canadians to answer the question: “What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?” Through the contest, CCFC also aims to raise awareness about the important role that parents play in the healthy development of their children, and how Canadian donors’ support to mothers in developing countries is greatly needed and appreciated.
“As children and teenagers, we tend to disregard the advice our mothers give,” says Mark Lukowski, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. “It’s only after we become adults that we truly understand and learn to value the input our parents freely give us.”
Canadians are encouraged to visit www.facebook.com/CCFC to submit their answers/contest entries for #MomKnowsBest. Over the next two weeks, they can also visit CCFC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn about how mothers in developing countries are being supported to raise healthy children. The contest answer which generates the most ‘Likes’ will win a $100 gift card from King West Flowers, Toronto; and the post with the second-most ‘Likes” will win a $75 gift basket from Starbucks – Warden & Steeles, Markham.
Contest entries will be accepted until noon, Eastern Standard Time, on Wednesday, May 6th. The two winners will be announced on Thursday, May 7th.
For more information about the contest, please visit www.ccfcanada.ca/momknowsbest or contact:
Bonar Bell, Communications Manager, Christian Children's Fund of Canada
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a worldwide group of 12 child-focused development organizations working in 58 countries to implement long-lasting and meaningful changes for children and families. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has over 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting more than 500,000 people around the world.