When I was asked to help get the word out about a great group called Applaud Our Kids, I thought it was a really great group and a really good idea. And the more I learned about it, the more I loved the concept, and appreciated the people behind it. This group gives kids some wonderful opportunities and is a labor of love for the founders. Applaud Our Kids is hosting a Soiree in Point Pleasant Beach this Thursday night.

So what is Applaud Our Kids all about? This wonderful group provides 100% funding for children ages 7-18 who meet the financial needs requirements to take ongoing lessons in vocal instruction, dance, acting, and instrumental music for the entire school year and for summer programs.

Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids believe that any financial limitations should never get in the way of a kid's artistic dreams.  The organization is a tribute to its founders Jodi and Melissa Grinwald's dad Zzak G., an amazing singer/songwriter. You can read his story here.

And this week is the Step Into The Spotlight Soiree & Talent Competition, an amazing event with a ton of talented people, and great guest judges as well, and I am so thrilled to be honored to be receiving the Media Spotlight Award.

If you want to be a part of this special and important evening, just visit the Applaud Our Kids website for ticket information. The Soiree is this Thursday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach.

Hope to see you there!

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