Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Coca Cola pays it forward in 2013! US 1/23 #CocaColaPIF #spon

My Coke Rewards Pay It Forward #CokePIF
Last year, WOS and our fans had a great time paying it forward and doing some good for the community. Let's start of the new year with the same attitude! Coca-Cola has started their second annual “Pay It Forward” program through My Coke Rewards and they'd love to hear about a young person that you would nominate and why. Nominate a youth aged 16-21 as of May 01, 2013 from now through March 2, 2013 to win 1 of 4 apprenticeship experiences under a celebrity history maker (business mogul Magic Johnson; chairman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra Lee; or hip hop artist and philanthropist, Common). Coca-Cola’s “Pay It Forward” program allows parents, relatives, mentors, friends and the community to support aspiring young people achieve their dreams. Having a hard time choosing just one? Well, you can nominate up to 5 youngsters and they can also nominate themselves. With each nomination, you are entered to win $5000 for yourself.
As for me, I've run into so many deserving youngsters during my time in a Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology Department. Some of you may remember my writings about it. Too often have I seen these young kids thrown down by their conditions and their fight to regain confidence, health and happiness. Each and every one of these warriors all deserve to be nominated. As such, I always pay it forward by bringing them little treats and gifts, sometimes with thanks to some of WOS' sponsors. It means the world to me to be able to bring a smile onto their faces.
Coke Pays it Forward #CokePIF
Who would you nominate? We're giving you a bonus incentive to nominate too! The prize $120 pack includes a $100 Amex card, a Coca-Cola “Pay It Forward” journal, and a Coca-Cola “Pay-It-Forward” t-shirt. Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below from Jan 8 10PM EST to Jan 23 11:59PM EST. Open to US, 16+. Good luck! Please take the time to enter my other giveaways while you're here..Disclaimer: The prize was provided by Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway. The product/s mentioned above will be provided for the purposes of this post. No other form of compensation was received. Opinions expressed belong to Whirlwind of Surprises and are NOT influenced in any way. Please view my full disclosure, TOS, and privacy policy.

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35 comments:

Melanie Scout said...[Reply]

I honestly don't think I know anyone in that age range, so I'd have to think hard on this one. I do think it's a great idea though!

Leila Kennedy said...[Reply]

This is such a neat concept! Unfortunately, I do not know any kids in that age group, but will definitely keep it in the back of my mind!

Mommy_Jennof3 said...[Reply]

Great concept! Way to go Coke!

KathleenKL said...[Reply]

this is so great--love the idea of paying it forward--and I do the Coke rewards-as I drink my diet coke for lunch :) thanks for sharing

Michelle Garrett said...[Reply]

What a great concept - teaching our young people to pay it forward and rewarding them for it. Thanks for sharing this information!

Evelyn D. said...[Reply]

Id nominate my sister because she is a smart young girl with a great future

Mami2jcn said...[Reply]

I would nominate my niece who is a senior in high school and would like to study to be a child psychiatrist.

Elena said...[Reply]

I would like to nominate my cousin who is very smart and speaks five languages

cstironkat said...[Reply]

I would nominate my niece, she raised money for locks of love and also cut off her hair.

Paul T / Pauline T said...[Reply]

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richied.becky said...[Reply]

I would like to nominate my daughter, she will be 18 in Feburary and grauating this year. I believe this would be a great opportunity for her. Especially at a time when even finding a job seems so difficult. She is a very strong young lady and has been there to help me with my Cancer fight. This would be a true blessing and brings tears to my eyes if she were to get such an opportunity. Thank you for letting me put her in the running in this nomination.
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karenmed409 said...[Reply]

I would like to nominate my oldest grandson, who has overcome a lot of obstacles with his Aspergers, he is an Eagle Scout and volunteers each month at our local Food bank and other community service projects.

Jill H said...[Reply]

I would like to nominate my cousin's daughter who is in college getting good grades, volunteers often and aspires to be a doctor in the future.

Michelle Hudak said...[Reply]

My niece Sam, she's 17 and started a diversity group at her school and excels academically.

Lisa Brown said...[Reply]

I would nominate my niece because she is so sweet and kind to others.

Lisa Brown said...[Reply]

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agatewood1 said...[Reply]

I would nominate my cousin whom is 19 and a single Mom. She goes to school and works full time to support herself and daughter.

akronugurl said...[Reply]

I would like to nominate my sister

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Erin Rok said...[Reply]

I would nominate my neighbor Joshua because he is involved in giving back to the community
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Deb K said...[Reply]

My daughter,as she just gives so much to everyone!

naomi c said...[Reply]

i would nominate my brother

ellen b said...[Reply]

I would nominate my niece - she does a lot of volunteer work

Christine M said...[Reply]

I would nominate my cousin just going off to college (next year). She is a true renaissance woman. She has heart and brains. She is destined to mentor and inspire others.

ellen b said...[Reply]

I would nominate my younger brother

kelley said...[Reply]

id nominate a girl at our local high school b/c she has a rough life and still pulls though...made it cheerleading and puts her heart into everythign she does.

Lisa K. said...[Reply]

My daughter, who is very giving & lost her Dad not to long ago.

Paula Proffitt said...[Reply]

I would Love to nominate my Beautiful Daughter Ericka she is my best friend and been there for me more than I can count, she is attending college and trying to make the best career choices by getting the most Education she possibly can she has the biggest heart of anyone I know and she is always willing to go out of her way to help others in need and never ask for anything in return so I think this would be a great opportunity for her. Ty for considering her god Bless!!

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TarynPasco916 said...[Reply]

Coke is amazing for doing such a fantastic thing! I am not to sure who I would nominate. I'll have to think on this one.

MANDY83 said...[Reply]

I would nominate my brother because he always donates to local charities and does volunteer work.

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MANDY83 said...[Reply]

my brother bc he donates to charities and volunteers.

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Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...[Reply]

I drink Diet coke every day!

Dawn Ganey said...[Reply]

I would give the gift to my brother in law. He has helped me fix my truck & other things around the house, truly a kind, gentle soul!

Kenny Fensom said...[Reply]

brother - great guy

Thomas Murphy said...[Reply]

I want to nominate my little brother because he is a very hard worker.
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