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United States Senate Designates September as National Child Awareness Month for the 15 Consecutive Year

COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 1, 2022) — With unanimous consent, the United States Senate has designated September as National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) for the 15″ consecutive year (S. Res. 733). The resolution serves to raise awareness for U.S. children’s charities and youth-serving organizations and recognize their efforts to create better futures for America’s children. …

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Festival of Children Kicks Off at South Coast Plaza During National Child Awareness Month

Festival of Children Foundation Opening Night Party Marks the Start of the 20th Annual Festival of Children and Celebrates Local Children’s Charities   COSTA MESA, Calif. (September 1, 2021) – 300 non-profit, community and business leaders gathered at Ancillary Studios in the former Sears Automotive Center at South Coast Plaza to kick off the 20th …

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Festival of Children® Celebrates 20 Years at South Coast Plaza During National Child Awareness Month

Month-Long Celebration Kicks-off with Performance by America’s Got Talent Winner Kodi Lee   COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 24, 2021) – Now in its 20th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, celebrating the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of …

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United States Senate Designates September as National Child Awareness Month for the 14th Consecutive Year

COSTA M ESA, Calif. (August  17, 2021) – With unanimous consent, the United States Senate has designated September as National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) for the 14th consecutive year (U.S. Senate Resolution 351). The resolution serves to raise awareness for U.S. children’s charities and youth-serving organizations and recognize their efforts to create better futures for …

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Now in its 19th Year, Festival of Children® Goes Virtual in September to Raise Critical Funds for 67 Children’s Charities

Special Performance by Kodi Lee, America’s Got Talent 2019 Champion, on Saturday, September 5, to Kick-Off Event   COSTA MESA, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2020) – For the past 18 years, the month-long Festival of Children® was held at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, to celebrate the magic of childhood and the charities that …

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Festival of Children Foundation Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Need with “Let’s Pony Up for the Kids”

Four-day fundraising campaign raised $97,953. As children’s charities across the country continue to be severely impacted by COVID-19, Festival of Children Foundation, a Costa Mesa-based, national non-profit that supports and serves more than 480 U.S. children’s charities.

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South Coast Plaza Will Open Its Doors to 500 Deserving Children December 13 for One Magical Night

Produced by Festival of Children Foundation and The Happiness Project, “Sharing the Spirit Holiday Party” will host 500 children from Orange County without permanent housing COSTA MESA, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2019) – On Friday, December 13, 500 homeless and deserving children from throughout Orange County will enjoy an exclusive holiday wonderland experience created just for …

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8th Annual Carousel of Possible Dreams at the Sanfilippo Estate In Barrington Hills, IL Raises $301,000 for Children’s Charities

The event benefited The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Golden State Foods Foundation, Jessie Rees Foundation, Royal Family KIDS – Cook & Lake Counties Inc., Spirito! Singers and, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation BARRINGTON HILLS, Ill. And COSTA MESA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2019) – The 8th Annual Carousel of Possible Dreams—Chicago has raised $301,000 to help …

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Festival of Children® Kicks Off a September to Remember at South Coast Plaza During National Child Awareness Month

Festival of Children Foundation Opening Night Party Marks the Start of the 18th Annual Festival of Children and Celebrates Local Children’s Charities COSTA MESA, Calif. (September 5, 2019) – 400 non-profit, community and business leaders gathered at South Coast Plaza’s Garden Terrace to kick off the 18th annual Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. …

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Festival of Children® Makes It a September to Remember at South Coast Plaza During National Child Awareness Month

Month-Long Celebration to Showcase 70 Local Children’s Charities and Free Family-Fun Entertainment COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 13, 2019) – Now in its 18th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, celebrating the magic of childhood and the charities that work tirelessly to improve the lives of children …

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