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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Win a Year of Free Child Care

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2009 -- Today Care.com (www.care.com), the premier source of trustworthy care options for families, announced the launch of the Year of Care Giveaway—a sweepstakes where the service will give away $12,445 to one lucky winning family to pay for a year of child care.

Now that the kids are in school again, the child care needs of families across the country are shifting Parents are looking for new after-school options like babysitters, nannies, child care centers or structured activities for their children. Care.com is running this campaign to bring attention to the high cost of child care expenses, which are a burden for so many families.

The dollar amount of the grand prize ($12,445) equals the annual cost of child care expenses for an average family with two young children, according to the recently released State of Care Index. Child care expenses account for 14 percent of a family’s average budget and are often the second-highest monthly household expense behind mortgage or rent payments.

“Now that the kids are in school again, the child care needs of families across the country are shifting,” said Care.com CEO and Founder, Sheila Lirio Marcelo. “Parents are looking for new after-school options like babysitters, nannies, child care centers or structured activities for their children. Care.com is running this campaign to bring attention to the high cost of child care expenses, which are a burden for so many families.”

From now through October 9, Care.com welcomes all parents and families to enter their household into the Year of Care Giveaway for free by visiting Care.com and joining the service as a Basic Member or subscribing as a Premium Member. Current members of Care.com may also enter the Year of Care Giveaway by registering through their Care.com account homepage. Care.com will select one household at random as the winner of the Year of Care Giveaway and will announce the result of the sweepstakes on October 26.
To enter click link above or learn more here.  I'm on my way, good luck!

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