This is the season to be gifting and Crayola Experience announced it is gifting a total of $500,000 in holiday prize giveaways, half of which will be donated to the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
With the inaugural spin of its holiday color wheel, the indoor family destination that brings Crayola color and creativity to life held kickoff celebrations at four of its attraction locations across the country. During the festivities, kids were able take a spin of the color wheel, meet some of their local first responders, check out emergency vehicles, and create first responder themed crafts.
Each Crayola Experience is gifting up to $62,500 worth of products and Crayola Experience adventures to guests who sign up for a free color wheel spin during the month-long giveaway. A match prize donation of $250,000 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation will benefit first responder families around Crayola Experience attractions in Easton, Pa., Orlando, Fla., Plano, Texas, and Chandler, Ariz.
“At Crayola, we believe that creatively inspired kids grow up to be creatively inspired adults. And what can be more inspiring than the first responders who put themselves on the front lines for us every day“, said Crayola President and CEO Rich Wuerthele. “Like the First Responders Children’s Foundation, we are dedicated to helping children and families and this donation is our thank you to the true blue heroes for looking out for our families and the well-being of our communities“.
For more than 20 years, First Responders Children’s Foundation has addressed the specific needs of children and families of first responders. This is done through scholarships, financial assistance and bereavement grants, mental and behavioral health services, and community engagement programs.
“We’re tickled pink, green, yellow, and orange by Crayola Experience’s kaleidoscopic generosity“, said First Responders Children’s Foundation President and CEO Jillian Crane. “Its Holiday Color Wheel prize giveaway will thrill young participants and brighten the holiday spirits of countless first responder families. Who knew philanthropy and goodwill could come in such a brilliant array of colors?“.
Crayola Experience also offers free annual passes to law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and military personnel.
The Crayola Experience Holiday Prize Giveaway runs through Dec. 31. The color wheel spin is free but guests must sign up in advance on the Crayola Experience website.