Kids In Crisis Announces Community Wide Autumn Scavenger Hunt | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools


Press release from Kids In Crisis:

October 20, 2020

Kids In Crisis will host its second community-wide Scavenger Hunt October 23 through November 1. This much-anticipated virtual event is a fun and engaging way to build awareness for participating businesses and the Kids In Crisis mission. The Scavenger Hunt is a great, safe way for singles, families, friends, and co-workers of all ages to have fun this Autumn. The cost to play is $10 for an individual or team of up to five people. Players receive a list of “missions,” in categories like “Family Fun,” “Do Good,” and “Community Awareness & Support.” The missions motivate players to get outdoors to safely and actively enjoy the charm and vibrancy of the season. Kids in Crisis has an exciting Scavenger Hunt prize pool to award to participating players.

Registration is now open via smartphone or computer, through a free app called Goosechase, and challenges will go live at 9:00 AM on October 23rd. Players will have a full week, until November 1st, to complete the mission challenges. Sharing successes and challenge submissions via social media is encouraged, using #KICCHALLENGE, and #KICSCAVENGERHUNT. Facebook.com/kidsincrisisct and Instagram Kids_In_Crisis

Individuals and teams of up to five players are welcome to play, and naming yourself or your team begins the fun. Once you’re in the game you’ll be required to “snap evidence” of completed missions to collect points through the app in real time, and your game organizer will award spontaneous prizes along the way. Players will have access to a real-time leaderboard to see how they stack up against other teams, and a motivational activity feed to chart progress and enjoy game-wide postings as the competition evolves.

This game is being made possible by voluntary donations and sponsorsincludingShoff Darby Insurance, Fairfield County Bank, Granoff Architects, Palmer’s Market and Philips.Organizations and individualsinterested in a sponsorship of this exciting eventare asked to contact Beth Jabick atbjabick@kidsincrisis.org.

Kids In Crisis Executive Director Shari Shapiro explains how the unique Scavenger Hunt idea came to life; “While we’ve had to cancel all of our in-person fundraisers in lieu of the Corona Virus pandemicandwe thought a virtual Scavenger Hunt would be the perfect way to stay connected with supporters, raise funds, andhelp spread awareness about the agency and the work we do.”

About Kids In Crisis
Located in Cos Cob, Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. Crisis can include domestic violence, mental health concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, economic difficulties, and other critical challenges. The Kids In Crisis Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, and provides free, confidential phone and face-to-face intervention, counseling, and referrals. Since its founding in 1978, Kids In Crisis has provided vital 24-hour services to more than 158,000 children and teens, and their families. More information can be found atwww.kidsincrisis.org. Providers, educators, community members, and family members are encouraged to call the 24-hour helpline: 203-661-1911 for guidance, referrals and support.


This press release was produced by Kids In Crisis. The views expressed here are the author’s own.



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