Miss America Serves: A National Day of Community Service

Miss America Serves: A National Day of Community Service 

Presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Miss America joins state titleholders and volunteers activating 
across the country on May 18th

Atlantic City, NJ - On Saturday, April 18th, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev will join Miss America state titleholders and volunteers from across the country to participate in Miss America Serves - a national day of community service presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This combined effort will raise funds for member CMN Hospitals while addressing the unique needs of communities across the nation.

Miss America Serves brings together Miss America contestants and volunteers from our state organizations to create service events that address critical needs in their communities. Planned activities include: volunteering at local CMN Hospitals; cleaning up parks, beaches, and neighborhoods; assisting youth and senior organizations; visiting nursing homes; collecting clothes; stocking food pantries; and feeding the homeless.

Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev stated, "It's wonderful that the work that our state titleholders and I performed together last September has expanded to include their own community service projects in their home states with their friends and families across the country, on a single day. Miss America Serves also brings attention to our national platform partner, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, while raising awareness and funds for the local member hospitals and our scholarship program."

Sam Haskell, III, Miss America Organization's Executive Chairman & CEO added, "We are excited to see how this idea from Atlantic City has grown into an incredible national event with hundreds of community service projects across the country, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. As we raise money for state scholarships and CMN Hospitals, Miss America Serves also shows our organization's commitment to volunteerism, and we encourage everyone to get involved by either joining or donating to a Miss America Serves team project in your community."

Miss America Serves stands as a tribute to the services that local CMN Hospitals provide every day. In addition to helping communities through service projects, the donations raised through Miss America Serves will directly benefit the children treated at their local member hospital serving each community, in addition to providing scholarships.

This national community service effort was inspired by Mary Haskell, a former Miss Mississippi and the wife of Sam Haskell, where she led the national contestants in a volunteer effort at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission to work the prep and service lines in the kitchen, to meet with mothers and children living at the Family Life Center, and to assist with the replenishment of the food pantry. 

Since 2007, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has been the official national platform of the Miss America Organization. To date, nearly $12 million has been raised for both Miss America scholarships and CMN Hospitals. Miss America Serves aims to raise awareness for the 170 member hospitals that treat 10 million kids every year across the U.S. and Canada. To participate or for more information, please visit www.MissAmericaServes.org 

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