I was recently honored by being asked to take part in a local initiative sponsored by the Houston Area Cadillac Dealers. They are hosting a wonderful contest called the Cadillac Cares Challenge, whereby one of three worthy charities will be given $50,000 in advertising from Cadillac. Now, I would really like to ask your support for one of my absolute favorite charities in the Houston area, the Children's Museum of Houston.
I can remember the first time that I partnered with the Children's Museum of Houston as a teacher. I basically moved in there one summer to collaborate with many members of the museum's staff and other local professionals to write an award-winning children's curriculum on both Genetics and Diabetes.
This curriculum was then circulated throughout several Houston-area school districts and taught to tens of thousands of students. What's more, the Children's Museum of Houston sponsored the entire project, with funding for this specialized curriculum coming completely from them.
Of course, the role of the Children's Museum of Houston in my community cannot be overstated. Houston has one of the largest child populations of any city in the world. As a matter of fact, Houston is home to over 1.5 million children and has grown 15% per year for the last 10 years. In response to that kind of demand, the Children's Museum of Houston doubled in size in March 2009 and is home to some of the most innovative and educational exhibits for children from birth to 12 years of age.
It is now the largest children's museum in Texas, has been rated a 5-star nationwide children's museum by Citysearch.com, voted “Ultimate Kid-Friendly Attraction” in a Houston Chronicle reader’s poll, and tied for the nation’s best children’s museums No. 1 spot in Child magazine. Need I say more? This is one charity that is doing all it can to both educate and entertain our children, guaranteeing that they will become productive citizens in the near future.
STAY IN TOUCH: Want to be in the loop? You can also check out the Children's Museum of Houston on the following sites:
Children's Museum of Houston
Please join me in supporting this essential Houston charity by casting your vote in the Cadillac Cares Challenge. The museum is currently in second place and needs your daily vote through June 6, 2011 to put them over the top! Voting couldn't be easier either. Simply visit the Houston Area Cadillac Dealers Facebook page and click on the Cadillac Cares Challenge on the left sidebar. Then, "like" your favorite charity, which I hope is the Children's Museum of Houston, and that's it. Drop by again the next day and vote once more! Thanks so much for your support. I know that together we can give the Children's Museum of Houston the added push they need to win!
LET ME PICK YOUR BRAIN!
Which of the three Cadillac Cares Challenge charities do you think is the most deserving? Cast your vote today!
Disclosure: I received a gift card from the Houston Area Cadillac Dealers for helping to promote the Children's Museum of Houston in the Cadillac Cares Challenge.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!