KidZui, The Internet for Kids, Launches Fundraising Program
for Family-Friendly Organizations
KidZui membership, loaded with extra features for kids and parents above and beyond KidZuiâ€™s free service, is now available as a fundraising program.
San Diego, CA â€“ September 19, 2008 â€“ KidZui, The Internet for Kids (www.kidzui.com), has launched a fundraising program designed for family-friendly organizations.Â KidZui will donate back 20% of the membership fees to the organization.
â€œThe fundraising program is an easy and effective way for organizations to provide a true service to their members â€“ connecting members with a fun, safe, and engaging internet experience for their kids â€“ while also raising money for the organization,â€ said Cliff Boro, chairman and chief executive officer of KidZui.
Designed for kids age 3-12, KidZui is a free revolutionary new web browser and online service that offers access to the best Internet content for kids — more than 800,000 kid-friendly Web sites, videos and pictures. All content in KidZui has been reviewed and approved by the editorial team of trained and compensated educators and parents. KidZui also offers a membership for just $4.95/month or $49.95/year that includes enhancedÂ online reporting for parents and fun extras for kids. With membership, kids can have enhanced backgrounds and themes and can redeem points for cool stuff for their avatar, or “Zui.” Families involved in the fundraising program will receive the added benefits of KidZui membership, and know that theyâ€™re also financially supporting their organization.
For groups not interested in fundraising but who are passionate about making sure that families around them can enjoy KidZuiâ€™s free service, KidZui.com also offers tools to make sharing KidZui easy.
The first organization to sign up for the fundraising program was the Mission Bay Montessori Academy in San Diego, CA. Since signing up for the pilot program in April 2008 parents have created membership accounts for their kids, with KidZui donating $10.00 per subscription back to the Mission Bay Montessori Academy Parent Group.
â€œWeâ€™ve been able to raise money to support our schoolâ€™s Parent Group,â€ said Jennifer Robben, computer teacher at Mission Bay Montessori Academy. â€œKidZui has opened doors for our students to explore the Internet freely and without the fear that they will come across inappropriate content.â€
The program is designed for organizations that want to communicate the value of KidZui to their members. Participating groups could include but are not limited to religious, educational (PTA/PTOs, teachers), youth (Boy/Girl Scouts, youth sports teams), parent and grandparent, neighborhood, ethnic, alumni and employee groups and associations.
If you would like to sign up your organization for the fundraising program or to learn more about sharing KidZui with your group, please visit http://www.kidzui.com/spreadtheword.
KidZui, The Internet for Kids, is a revolutionary new free browser and online service that lets kids age 3 to 12 enjoy the power and promise of the Internet in a fun, safe and engaging way. KidZui features more than 800,000 Web sites, videos and pictures categorized by topic and reviewed for age-appropriateness according to strict editorial guidelines. Built from the ground up for kids, KidZui encourages and rewards curiosity and learning, and keeps parents in touch with their kids’ online activities. KidZui is funded by Maveron, Emergence Capital Partners and First Round Capital. KidZui is available at www.kidzui.com.