Press Release: Encouraging Kids to Write for a Good Cause

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Looking for a fun way to encourage your kids to write? Andrea Bergstein of Scribblitt, Rachel Jonas Gilman of Yoobi, and Rachael Voorhees of The Molina Foundation have an idea for you. Read on…

 

Encouraging Kids to Write for a Good Cause

 

PRESS RELEASE Yoobi and Scribblitt Team Up to Encourage Young Kids to Write For A Good Cause       Charlotte, Vermont and Long Beach, California, January 12, 2015

Yoobi is a school supply brand that uses engaging designs and vibrant colors to spark creativity and make learning fun, while also solving a very big problem. For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi contributes a Yoobi item to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.

Scribblitt.com is a platform where kids can use unique writing and illustration tools to help them write and professionally publish their own store quality, hardcover books. For every book published on Scribblitt, a new children’s book is donated to a child in need through The Molina Foundation. “Teaming up with Yoobi has allowed us to share our passion to get kids writing and to give back each time the purchase of one of our products is made,” says Andrea Bergstein, founder of Scribblitt.com.

“It’s an honor to partner with companies, like Scribblitt and Yoobi, who are invested in making our communities a better place,” says Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett, founder and CEO of The Molina Foundation.  “As a family doctor, I often encourage parents to share stories with children to help brain development and build literacy skills.  It’s even more exciting when our children can share stories of altruism and generosity with their parents and families.”

To participate in this Scribblitt / Yoobi writing contest, simply register for a free account at scribblitt.com. Create your own unique story about Yoobi the Toucan ‘giving back’ and submit it online for a chance to win Yoobi school supplies and Scribblitt “Make Your Own Books” for YOU AND YOUR CLASSROOM! The contest closes February 20, 2015.

Scribblitt and Yoobi will also be donating Yoobi school supplies and Scribblitt “Make Your Own Books” to a classroom in need through the Molina Foundation.

As an extension of the partnership, teachers can tie together lessons in writing, book development and editing with an important message about philanthropy. To enable educators to leverage the Scribblitt.com platform in their classrooms, visit www.scribblitt.com/teacherprojects or write to contact@scribblitt.com.

 

About Scribblitt

Scribblitt.com is a website where kids can write, illustrate and publish their own hardcover books, using unique writing and illustration tools to help deliver professional results.  For every book published, Scribblitt donates a book to a child in need. Registration for the Scribblitt website is free. Hardcover books start at $24.99.

About Yoobi

Yoobi is an awesome school supply brand that uses engaging designs and vibrant colors to spark creativity and make learning fun, while also solving a very big problem. After a trip down the school supply aisle with his daughters, co-founder and CEO Ido Leffler saw the opportunity to create a brand that would both inspire and help students. For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi contributes a Yoobi item to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S. Together with the Kids In Need Foundation and its affiliate network of resource centers, Yoobi aims to impact more than 30,000 classrooms nationwide by the end of the school year, changing the lives of over 750,000 kids. Yoobi offers more than 110 different items, from pens to journals and highlighters, all under $10 and sold at Target stores nationwide and on Yoobi.com.

About The Molina Foundation

The Molina Foundation is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, The Molina Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with more than 1,000 organizations and schools towards this end, donating nearly 3 million books to low-income and at-risk children and families.

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