November 23, 2009

Review for play with Kudzu and KaBOOM!

KudzuLast Friday marked the beginning of consumer review site's fundraiser for KaBOOM! From now until January 31st, Kudzu will donate $1 to KaBOOM! for every review you write, proving that a little advice goes a long way!

You can see the official press release below.



Kudzu supports KaBOOM! with consumer review fundraiser

ATLANTA, Nov 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 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 to write reviews. Reviews will be accepted through January 31, 2010.

About Kudzu 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,, Travel Channel, Adify and other prominent newspapers, TV and radio companies.

About KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,500 new playgrounds, skateparks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, regional and national trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and the Playmaker Network – a national network of individual advocates for play. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago, Atlanta and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit


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