Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Celebration for Children All Over America!

We wanted to share some good news with you!

On June 7, over 1,000 mayors from around the country gathered in Oklahoma City for the United States Conference of Mayors. Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido introduced a resolution to the conference on behalf of Festival of Children Foundation, and as a result, the conference resolved to designate September National Child Awareness Month!


A few members of our staff just returned from Washington, DC where we met with local Members of Congress and state senators to encourage their support of National Child Awareness Month at the federal level. We eagerly await the passing of these resolutions in Congress and the Senate, which are expected to be introduced in the weeks ahead. This would be the third year in a row that the legislation is recognized for the entire month.

If you want more information on National Child Awareness Month, visit

Stay tuned! And hey, thanks for your continued support of our efforts!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Taking the Nation's Capitol by Storm!

On Monday, part of the Festival of Children Foundation team will head to our nation's Capitol, Washington, DC to lobby for our political leaders' support of National Child Awareness Month. We'll meet with several congressmen and congresswoman, state senators and other "movers and shakers" to garner their endorsements of this monthlong celebration of children.

This will be the third year in a row that we're granted the designation of National Child Awareness Month and it will provide a platform to turn the nation's attention to children for the entire month of September! If you're a charity, a business, or just someone who cares about children, you can help us celebrate! To learn how you can get more involved, visit

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

FREE Legal Counsel for YOUR Organization

Attention Member Organizations!

Did you know that, in collaboration with two renowned law firms, Festival of Children Foundation offers pro bono legal services to our member organizations nationwide?

Our friends at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Latham & Watkins are working to put the limited resources of children's charities back to work for the kids. This means that, if your organization meets the minimum requirements of what these firms can offer in their pro bono programs, your legal issues can be resolved at no cost.

We invite you to apply for free legal counsel on matters including corporate governance, your tax-exempt status, human resources, intellectual property, real estate and lease issues, and more. Please contact us directly by sending an email to with your specific request and we will determine which law firm best fits your needs.

"At Seyfarth Shaw, we are always looking for innovative ways to expand our pro bono program. Partnering with Festival of Children Foundation allows us the potential to provide pro bono legal services to a much larger group of deserving children's charities than if we had tried to find and approach each group separately," remarked Allegra Rich, Pro Bono & Philanthropy Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

We hope you can take advantage of this exciting resource, and we thank our pro bono legal service partners for their commitment to helping improve the lives of children.