FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA, GA (November 20, 2009) —
Active kids need safe spaces to play outside, and busy parents need reliable service professionals to get things done. So Kudzu and KaBOOM! are bringing the two together.
Consumers who come to Kudzu.com to find local professionals online can now review businesses to support KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children.
As part of HGTV and Kudzu’s quest to find America’s favorite home services professionals, KaBOOM! will receive one dollar for each review written from November 20, 2009 through January 31, 2010, to help KaBOOM! build safe playgrounds for kids across America.
“We are excited to work with KaBOOM!” said Tom Bates, vice president of Cox Search Inc. and general manager, Kudzu. “This is a great way for Kudzu users to give back to their community. Not only are they writing reviews to help their neighbors, they are also contributing to the lives of children in their local city.”
Starting November 20, people who want to help KaBOOM! can visit kudzu.com/hgtv to write reviews. Reviews will be accepted through January 31, 2010.
Kudzu.com provides consumers with trusted information about local providers for home, health and other life service needs – and gives small businesses the tools to drive “word of mouth” online. Launched in 2006, the website features consumer reviews and profiles built by local service businesses. Kudzu is owned and operated by Cox Search Inc., a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. Cox's businesses include Cox Communications, Manheim, AutoTrader.com, Travel Channel, Adify and other prominent newspapers, TV and radio companies.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.5 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters, visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.