** We have great news! Our first goal has been reached!! Last week we brought on a partner that has provided the finances needed to finish programming of KidsCork.com.
We will be going live this summer!!
Now we need your help to reach our second goal: To provide our program to deployed Military Service Members and their families for FREE. After all the sacrifices these families have made, and continue to make, it is the least we can do.
Now is the time.
Please share this campaign with your friends and show them that you care by making a contribution.
Thank you all!
How it all started...
One of my very favorite pastimes is telling my two daughters bedtime stories. From the time they were in the womb, I have told stories and read books to them. A few years ago, I started to travel for work and my “daddy-daughter time” was drastically reduced. My girls missed my stories, asked about where I was traveling to, and were riveted by the pictures I would take (no matter what they were of!). I also found that my friends who were deployed overseas had to face similar situations (though MUCH more intense). During this time, the idea of Kidscork.com was born. Three years later, and here we are just months away from launching!!!
What is KidsCork.com?
KidsCork.com is a website designed to foster a relationship between children and the family in their lives who are not able to be with them.
This is done through communication and learning tools housed on a secured and personalized web page.
Recordable Reading Library:
This feature allows users to choose books from our library to record themselves reading stories and poems. The next time a user logs on they can listen to a parent reading a bedtime story or a child learning to read from across the world!
This is where users learn where in the world loved ones are, or where in the world they’ll be moving to next.
Share pictures in a private setting
Games and Activities:
Fun and engaging games as well as learning activities contribute to the enriching environment that is KidsCork.com!
In today's non-stop environment it is not only parents that are separated from their children by distance that will find KidsCork.com useful. We are a tool that helps families stay connected in any situation. Children are already on the computer listening to stories and playing games... on KidsCork.com you are there with them.
Support Our Troops:
We here at Kids Cork recognize the sacrifices made by our men and women serving in the military. We also recognize that these service members are not doing it alone. Their families are with them all the way along. That is why we aim to offer our membership to all deployed military service members at no cost!
What We Need
This will enable us to finish development of the software that makes KidsCork.com so unique. Programming started last year and is about 75% complete. We need a strong finish to be able to launch the site to families around the world!
This will allow us to provide our service at no cost to deployed military service members and their families.
What You Get
Eternal gratitude from us here on the Kids Cork team and those families who will benefit from our program. Thank you! (Plus all of those awesome rewards! You can see examples in the gallery.)
Other Ways You Can Help
Spread the word. To everyone! Every time you share our project, it brings us one step closer to our goal. There are "share" buttons for Twitter and Facebook to make it even easier for you. Thanks!!