“Nobel Prize® for Child Advocacy” Award Launches Global Talent Search for Changemakers for Children

Nonprofit Awards Program Encourages Leaders of Child-Serving Organizations to Apply for Awards to Receive Cash Grants

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

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Contact: Deborah Schneider – 415-277-6973 / dschneider@prandcompany.com            

WORLD OF CHILDREN AWARD ISSUES GLOBAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN SEARCH OF CHANGEMAKERS FOR CHILDREN WORLDWIDE

Nonprofit Awards Program Encourages Leaders of Child-Serving Organizations to Apply for Awards to Receive Cash Grants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 17, 2013 – The World of Children Award (http://www.worldofchildren.org), the only global recognition and funding nonprofit that recognizes individuals who are changing the lives of children worldwide, issued a Call for Nominations today for their 2013 Awards, launching a worldwide search for selfless individuals serving vulnerable children.

The World of Children Award is dedicated to dramatically improving children’s lives by identifying and recognizing extraordinary individuals who have created proven, sustainable nonprofit programs serving children in need and awarding cash grants to advance their work.

The much-coveted awards, which provide visibility and funding to individuals whose groundbreaking work has dramatically improved children’s lives, have been dubbed the “Nobel Prize® for Child Advocacy.” The 2013 World of Children Awards will be granted in three categories:

·        World of Children Youth Award, which carries a minimum grant of $25,000 and recognizes a young person under the age of 21 who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. This person must have been doing this work for three years and have created a sustainable program they plan to continue to lead.

·        World of Children Humanitarian Award, which carries a minimum grant of $50,000 and recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in social services, education or humanitarian services. This person will have created or managed a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to children’s opportunities to be safe, to learn and to grow.

·    World of Children Health Award, which carries a minimum grant of $50,000 and recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences. This person will have created or managed a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to the health and well-being of children.

Nominees for the World of Children Humanitarian and Health Awards must have been working on behalf of children over and above their normal employment and have been engaged in their efforts for a minimum of 10 years.

Nominations for the 2013 World of Children Awards must be submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, April 1, 2013. The online nominations process is available at http://www.worldofchildren.org. Recipients of the 2013 World of Children Award will be officially announced and celebrated in New York City on November 7, 2013.

“The World of Children Award is delighted to launch our 2013 search for extraordinary individuals who are leading life-changing programs for vulnerable children around the world,” said Harry Leibowitz, Co-founder and Co-chair of the World of Children Award. “World of Children Award Honorees are a compelling example of the widespread impact that one person can have on the lives of children in need. Their dedication and unwavering commitment are an inspiration.”

For 15 years, the World of Children Award has identified and vetted some of the world’s most promising changemakers for children and granted funds to advance their efforts to improve children’s lives. The organization’s exhaustive research and vetting of individuals spearheading health and humanitarian initiatives around the globe has been hailed by leading philanthropic organizations.

The World of Children Award has been featured in Kenneth Cole’s AWEARNESS: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference and 14 World of Children Award Honorees were showcased in the 2011 book The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us. World of Children Award Honorees have been featured by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, CNN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Fast Company Magazine, PEOPLE Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine, TEEN Vogue, TIME for Kids, USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor, among other national and international media. Earning a World of Children Award has often served as a pivotal launching point for recipients.

The World of Children Award is led by Co-founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret, whose original dream was to honor social changemakers who improve children’s lives with a Nobel Prize-like award.

Since 1998, the World of Children Award has presented more than $5 million in cash grants to 95 changemakers working in more than 140 countries, saving young lives by funding health care, education, adoption, career training, nutritional programs, rehabilitation for war victims and safety from indentured servitude. Collectively, World of Children Award Honorees now lead more than 100 organizations and have impacted the lives of more than 30 million children worldwide.

More about the World of Children Award, its nominations process and Honorees can be found at http://www.worldofchildren.org

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ABOUT THE WORLD OF CHILDREN AWARD

The World of Children Award (http://www.worldofchildren.org) is the only global recognition and funding program for people specifically and exclusively serving the needs of children.

Dubbed the “Nobel Prize® for Child Advocacy” the World of Children Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children. By discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide, the World of Children Award sets the gold standard in child advocacy.

Now in its 16th year as a philanthropy, the World of Children Award has recognized some of the most promising changemakers for children worldwide and provided funding and visibility for their efforts. Honorees are celebrated at an annual event in New York City that helps them generate additional funds, increase visibility and attract new strategic partnerships.


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