A wise man once said to me, “if you have a blog or a Twitter account, then you are a shameless self promoter.” While this is true, I think that there is a grey area when you are promoting issues/causes that are not self serving.
Oh look, an example of this type of promotion. The PSA below was recently finalized and it is time for it to find a non-YouTube home. It was created for a charity that I am on the board of called Most Valuable Kids NYC.
Here is what we do:
For the children …
MVK’s mission is to reward children through the not for profit organizations that serve them, by offering them the opportunity to attend cultural events, professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events. MVK’s goal is to foster the development of self-esteem and promote a deeper understanding of the benefits of exemplary behavior, hard work and perseverance during adolescent and teenage years.
MVK provides an outlet for ticket holders of sporting, cultural and entertainment events to distribute their tickets that might otherwise go unused to children in need. MVK offers ticket donors an easy opportunity to give back to the community while potentially receiving a tax deduction for their donation and adding a smile to a child’s face.
For the teams and venues …
MVK helps to fill the notoriously large amount of seats that go unused year after year, as well as expand interest in local teams and events around the area. By donating unused tickets, otherwise empty seats are filled with energetic new fans, concession sales are increased, and local games and performances are enjoyed by youth who become fans for life.
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Our website is: http://mostvaluablekids.org/mvkmain.cfm