The Annual Bloganthropy Awards, which recognize and honor bloggers who use their sites to support charitable causes, announced its finalist selections for the 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year award.
This year’s finalists are:
New Jersey Digital Moms and Social Media Moms
– Social Media Moms, a united group of mothers active in social media, and New Jersey Digital Moms, a network of mothers and strong business leaders in New Jersey, created the #JerseyLove project and Jersey Love Retreat to support Jersey Shore tourism and to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Belmar, N.J. The event reached over five million people via social media and raised $5,000 for displaced Belmar, NJ families. Christine Young and Jessica Cohen will represent the groups at the Bloganthropy Awards.
-Jennifer Burden is the Founder and Managing Editor of World Moms Blog, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Blog currently writes from over 20 countries, has over 50 bloggers, is a volunteer effort and was listed by Forbes Woman as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women 2012 and 2013.” Also in 2013, World Moms Blog was called a “must read” by the New York Times Motherlode. Jennifer is the stay-at-home mother to two young girls, a UN Foundation’s Shot@LIfe campaign Champion, an advocate for #ONEMoms and the creator of the “GAVI Global Tea Party” advocating for life-saving vaccinations for children in the developing world. She was also a UN Foundation “Global Influencer Fellow” in 2013. Most recently, she has co created the #Moms4MDGs Twitter campaign going on now to raise awareness on all 8 of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Her writing has been featured by Shot@Life, Huffington Post, ONE.org, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.”
– Denisse Montalvan is Chief Inspired Visionary and founder of The Orphaned Earring, a nonprofit blog dedicated to bringing arts and crafts, school supplies as well as year-round festivities to four orphanages in Latin America, Nicaragua, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. By collecting orphaned earrings and unwanted jewelry, The Orphaned Earring re-purposes and recycles the materials by creating bracelets to sell. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the orphanages and their surrounding communities. Denisse has a degree in Public Relations and is passionate about her job. She was recently named Young PR Professional of the Year by Hispanic Public Relations Association for her contributions in PR and her community.
Launched in 2010 by Bloganthropy, the unique awards program is dedicated to recognizing bloggers who effectively use social media for social good.
The top three finalists will receive up to $500 toward their travel expenses, two nights at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, AR and transportation to and from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to attend the awards ceremony at the 2013 Champions for Kids Annual Conference in Rogers, AR Nov. 21. The Champions for Kids Annual Conference brings together a dynamic group of corporate executives, national nonprofit/educational leaders, bloggers and thought leaders committed to accelerating social impact for kids. The winner will also be featured on Bloganthropy.org.
For more information about Bloganthropy and the Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year Award, please visit bloganthropy.org
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