Press ReleaseOctober 4, 2012
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AMBERWATCH FOUNDATION LAUNCHES CHARITY RAFFLE TO FUND FREE AMBERWATCH ALERT PUBLIC SERVICE
FREE AmberWatch Alert Predator-Activity Alerts will now include active AMBER Alerts, and Google announces it has made a grant to the AmberWatch Foundation
Seal Beach, CA (October 4, 2012) - The AmberWatch Foundation officially launched its Charity Raffle today to fund the expansion of its AmberWatch Alert Child-Predator Activity Alert service, which will now include all live AMBER Alerts and all active AMBER Alerts. Concurrent with the launch of this all-new non-profit raffle, Google announced that it has awarded a generous Google Grant to the AmberWatch Foundation. Google is also offering a helping hand to raffle participants, as the use of Google Checkout and Google Wallet services will soon be making buying AmberWatch Foundation raffle tickets easier than ever before.
Tickets for this exciting raffle are now on sale at http://raffle.amberwatchfoundation.org.
The raffle's grand prize is a $250,000 CASH DOWN PAYMENT ON A NEW DREAM HOME, and because only 300,000 raffle tickets will be sold, the chances of winning are fantastic. And the odds of winning tip even more in the favor of those who buy raffle tickets right away, as there are many early-bird prizes to be given away, including over 200 gift cards worth between $50 to $200 cash – all awarded as soon as only 5,000 tickets are sold. Other early-bird prizes include 10 iPads to be awarded at 10,000 tickets sold, a Sea-Doo GTI Watercraft at 40,000 tickets sold, and a $40,000 Orange County Chopper motorcycle awarded at 200,000 tickets sold. To purchase raffle tickets or for more information please click to http://raffle.amberwatchfoundation.org
AmberWatch Foundation has teamed up with Charideem to bring this raffle to the public. 'Charideem's involvement with and commitment to this raffle launch has been outstanding,' says Keith Jarrett, CEO and Founder of AmberWatch Foundation. 'We are excited to help the AmberWatch Foundation with its mission to keep kids safe through this raffle,' says Frank Spadaro, Charideem's President and CEO.
Presently, over 2.4 million subscribers receive AmberWatch Alerts nationwide, but with this 501(c)(3) raffle, AmberWatch Foundation aims to double that number. AmberWatch Foundation is urging all people who want to strengthen child safety to buy at least one raffle ticket. 'Sign up at http://www.AmberWatchAlert.org, and for everyone and anyone who cares about kids, please buy a raffle ticket. Not only will some lucky people win great prizes, but the AmberWatch Foundation will also have the funds it needs to increase the number of people who are aware of and concerned about what is occurring in their neighborhood through the AmberWatch Alert system,' adds Jarrett.
About AmberWatch Foundation
Headquartered in Seal Beach, California, the AmberWatch Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe. Working with law enforcement agencies across the country, and with strong support from well-known celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Blair Underwood, Samuel L. Jackson, and many more, the AmberWatch Foundation has made impressive strides educating both parents and children about child abduction and abuse, and the dangers children face in the digital world. More information can be found at: http://www.amberwatchfoundation.org.
About AmberWatch Alert
AmberWatch Alert is the only FREE public service that alerts concerned parents, concerned caregivers, and concerned families about child predator activity occurring in their neighborhood. AmberWatch Alert helps prevent child abduction from occurring in the first place so that AMBER Alerts never have to be issued. Together, we can prevent child abduction.
About Charideem, Inc
Charideem, Inc. (http://www.charideem.org) is a multi-faceted, socially responsible technology company and cause-marketing agency. Based in New York and operating throughout the United States, Charideem creates online platforms designed to link non-profits, donors, and socially responsible corporate donors in innovative and mutually rewarding ways. Charideem's online shopping assistant, The CARE Bar, offers cash back shopping at over 5,000 retailers, where, with every purchase a donor makes, a charity gets a donation. Charideem's GRANTS program gives clients $10,000-$40,000 in free pay-per-click advertising from Google and other platform suites, donated to our qualifying clients who have 501(c)(3) tax designations. Charideem has a partnership with an online raffle platform that allows non-profits to run raffles over the Internet in complete IRS compliance. Charideem's cause/social marketing team is highly skilled at taking a charitable organization's existing online presence and re-positioning it with creative online campaigns for maximum exposure.
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