Last call for Lil’ Heroes! Until August 15, Nestle Drumstick Lil’ Drums is searching for ten kids across the nation who have shown outstanding acts of bravery or have made a difference in their communities. Parents, teachers and inspired adults can nominate their Lil’ Heroes, who will have a chance to win a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a special delivery of enough Nestle Drumstick Lil’ Drums sundae cones to host a party for up to 50 family and friends.
Check out a couple of inspiring submissions they have received to date!
· Lou, age 11, St. Louis, MO: Lou wanted to host a big party for his birthday, but his parents were concerned about the large amount of toys he already owned. So Lou decided to ask for donations to his charity of choice in lieu of gifts, and ended up presenting Autism Speaks with a check for $800 thanks to the generosity of his friends’ parents. The charity was so impressed by his kindness, and Lou has pledged to do the same every year for his birthday. Lou says, "It makes me feel like a hero. Helping other kids gives me a great feeling. And making their parents happy is even more of a pleasure. It makes me feel like they can trust me. I want kids to get an equal amount of the life I have."
· Sadie, age 8, Wahiawa, HI: As the daughter of an officer in the Army, Sadie is constantly moving and changing schools. Upon transferring to a new school in Hawaii just weeks before her birthday, Sadie invited everyone in her class to her party. She told her mom that she thought only one kid would show because she invited the one girl that everyone told her not to invite. Sadie said it was more important to invite that one girl than to have the whole class show up. In the end, she ended up having a successful birthday and became a hero to this little girl.
Nestle Drumstick Lil’ Drums Lil’ Heroes Contest entry forms are available to download at www.drumstick.com. Submit your story (150 to 500 words), along with the completed entry form, describing why the child deserves to be Nestlé Drumstick Lil’ Drums Lil’ Hero. Adults over the age of 18 may nominate children between 6 and 13 years of age who are residents of the United States. Winning children will be notified by phone and/or mail throughout the length of the promotion, from now through September 1, 2009.