FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 29 // -- A new version of the I Have Kids application from CoreBlox, Inc. allows Facebook users to tell family and friends what's going on in their kids' lives, while triggering a charitable donation from CoreBlox. CoreBlox is also announcing today that it will donate up to $50,000 to children's charities through their newly launched CoreBlox Penny Campaign. CoreBlox will give 1 cent to selected children's charities each time a new user installs I Have Kids on Facebook, and when a current user adds a child or invites a friend who installs the application. Over 2000 users have installed I Have Kids since it was released two months ago.
The first charity to participate will be Children International, a non- profit humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. Additional children's charities will soon be added, and users will be able to select one to receive a CoreBlox donation.
"Our Penny Campaign is an effort to reach out to over 62 million active users in the Facebook community to fund and promote charitable causes," explains Todd Clayton, CoreBlox CEO. "While each user is doing something small, together we can make a big impact to create change for the better."
"Children International is excited to participate in the CoreBlox Penny Campaign as a way to connect with Facebook users who want to help children living in dire poverty," states Carole Spencer, Director of Sponsorship Marketing at Children International.
"I love using I Have Kids. It enables me to write mini-blogs from my child's perspective, to put the latest milestones that they've reached and to chart their progress. Not only is this great to send to friends and family but it's a reminder of what my child was doing when I look back on it. I think it's a great tool for Facebook," says Maria, a mother with 2 children in the UK. I Have Kids allows Facebook users to create children's mini-profiles, track milestones, maintain mini-blogs and growth charts, and be reminded of friends' kids' birthdays. Privacy settings give users complete control to determine who can share their kids' lives.
To install I Have Kids and select a charity to receive a CoreBlox donation, users can go to http://apps.facebook.com/ihavekids/. Facebook users can also visit the CoreBlox Penny Campaign group page to get campaign updates.
CoreBlox creates innovative solutions that enable people to easily locate and exchange information. The company's applications for Facebook include I Have Kids and Locate Friends. CoreBlox also provides products and consulting services which help businesses and their channel partners improve their support processes to reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and increase sales. CoreBlox is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information please visit http://www.coreblox.com, or call 877-879-2569. CoreBlox is a trademark of CoreBlox, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.