Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Ultimate Gift

My friend Michelle blogged here about an upcoming movie called The Ultimate Gift. I have never heard of this movie or of the book but after hearing about it I want to read and see both! The book took the nation by storm when it came out (how I missed it I will never know) and now the movie will do the same. I anticipate big things for this movie.

The Movie
When his wealthy grandfather dies, trust fund baby Jason Stevens anticipates a big inheritance. Instead, his grandfather has devised a crash course on life with twelve tasks – or “gifts” – designed to challenge Jason in improbable ways, sending him on a journey of self-discovery and forcing him to determine what is most important in life: money or happiness.

The Movement
A few years back, a little book started something very big. A message that has already prompted people to give to others, connect with friends and family, and help those in need like never before. Every one of us has powerful gifts to share, now we all have the added inspiration, resources and opportunities of a full-fledged movement. Each day, the momentum grows and the impact widens, as The Ultimate Gift continues to inspire thousands, if not millions, of others to share the gift and change the world.

Teen Initiative
Once Upon a Family, a pioneer in products that help families connect through activities, traditions and values, announced today the development and launch of "Show of Hands" – an innovative initiative designed to provide teens with a platform to discover and act on their charitable passions.

Show Of Hands is the nation's first true, hands-on initiative developed solely for the purpose of showing teens the power and rewards of giving to others. The organization's goal is to harness the compassion, energy and commitment that teens have inside in order to demonstrate how their combined interests and networking can create significant cultural change. A key component to the program is the ability for teens to choose the causes they want to support.

Show of Hands ( features partner non-profit organizations – hundreds of groups that focus on a wide-range of issues like the environment, faith, education, health, animal welfare, inner cities, hunger and more.

Weekend of Giving
The days of March 9th, 10th and 11th will be filled with opening weekend screenings of The Ultimate Gift, and each and every one of them is an opportunity to raise donations for non-profit organizations – including the causes closest to your heart. Throughout the “Weekend Of Giving”, $1.00 of every ticket purchased for The Ultimate Gift will be donated to the charitable group of your choice, thanks to a special partnership with the Fox Film Fund.

Wow. Wow. Wow. I'm excited.

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