Back to school clothing drive empowers Valley students in need

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on September 17, 2017
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Courtesy of azfamily.com PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - With the first day of school around the corner, 1 in 5 Valley students won’t be prepared with new clothes or classroom supplies. "They do not have the funds; the money is not there," said Brenda Nelson, the founder of Academy of Excellence. [gallery size="medium" ids="1238,1239,1240"] Nearly half of the students at Nelson’s school come from low-income families. To spare themselves embarrassment, Nelson says some kids choose to stay home and miss out on important learning in the process. "If some students are a little embarrassed to ask, they’ve missed out on a lot of instruction and can you imagine that one day adds up to 10 days, 30 days and then by the end of the year, that Einstein has missed 180 days," said Nelson. "Oh it’s a lot of pressure," LaTasha Lassiter, a mother of three kids, said. [WATCH: Better than Christmas for children in need]

Phoenix Children’s Festival Returns for Second Year to Downtown Phoenix

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on September 17, 2017
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Popular Creative Writing Contest seeks 1,000 entries from K-8 students More excitement and interactive entertainment is on its way back to Phoenix as the second annual Phoenix Children’s Festival takes place Saturday, March 24, 2018, at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. Returning as presenting sponsors are the CW 6-TV network, home to hit shows Arrow, Flash and Super Girl, each of whom will make appearances. Featured celebrities and entertainment will be announced. “We could not be more pleased, proud and excited to build on the immense success of our inaugural year,” says Carla Gentles, Festival Director, of the Phoenix Children’s Festival. We look forward to creating equally energetic entertainment attractions sure to draw families and children to the downtown street festival.” The inaugural festival featured the energetic and popular Phoenix Suns star Alan “Big Sauce” Williams and main stage entertainment by Peyton List, Disney Channel star of Jesse and Bunk’d. The

Save the Date – 3.24.2018 – Phoenix Children’s Festival

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on September 15, 2017
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The 2018 Phoenix Children's Festival is set for Saturday March 24, 2018, at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. The festival promises more fun interactive and experiential activities from our corporate sponsors. For sponsorship information please visit http://www.phoenixchildrensfestival.com/sponsors/. Our 2018 sponsors include CW6 TV, Downtown Phoenix INC., Goode Wright Gentles, Arizona Republic, AZ Central.com, and others. More than 2500 people from across the Valley attended the one day street festival. 75% of attendees were aged 45 and younger, highly educated with an average income of 100,000 plus. Sponsorship levels ranging from $25,000 Title Sponsor - one available; $20,000 Presenting Sponsorship - one available and comes with an exclusive activation in you company's name; $15,000 Zone Sponsor - 5 available - example a sports zone, discovery zone, adventure zone, reading garden/zone all branded in your company's name. Top celebrity personalities and talent will entertain the more than 3,000 - 5,000 individual expected to
The "What is Fun" Creative Writing Contest returns as a part of the second annual Phoenix Children's Festival. Entries are due January 31, 2018, 5 pm., Winners announced during the Festival taking place Saturday, March 24, 2018, at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. The contest encourages a new generation of authors and foster a love for reading. We received over 600 submissions and awarded each participant with free PCF admission. The grand prize winner and the winner for each K-8th grade, Manzanita Elementary School, received a family five pack to PCF, tickets to our exclusive WOW luncheon with our main stage talent, Disney’s Peyton List, invitation to be a part of the main stage WOW Experience with fun, and games with Peyton on stage. The class with the most submissions won a family four pack of tickets and an on stage experience with Peyton.  Manzanita Elementary School, the school with the

Creative Writing Contest Winners Revealed at Inaugural Phoenix Children’s Festival

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on August 15, 2017
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The "What is Fun" Creative Writing Contest encourages a new generation of authors and foster a love for reading. We received over 600 submissions and awarded each participant with free PCF admission. The grand prize winner and the winner for each K-8th grade, Manzanita Elementary School, received a family five pack to PCF, tickets to our exclusive WOW luncheon with our main stage talent, Disney’s Peyton List, invitation to be a part of the main stage WOW Experience with fun, and games with Peyton on stage. The class with the most submissions won a family four pack of tickets and an on stage experience with Peyton.  Manzanita Elementary School, the school with the most “What is Fun” submissions received a 100 book donation to their school library courtesy of Better World Books and Back-to-School Clothing Drive. All submissions were prominently displayed at the festival. 2017 Winners Class with most entries -

CW6 TV 30 Second Download

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on April 11, 2017
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The successful inaugural Phoenix Children's Festival took place Saturday, April 8, 2017, at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. More than 2,500 families and children attended the fun-filled day that featured Peyton List and the WOW Main stage Experience. https://youtu.be/j097uLBbYeA

Peyton List sends Message to 2 Million Facebook followers

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Peyton List sens a shout out to her 2 million fans on Facebook about her appearance at the Inaugural Phoenix Children's Festival, April 8, 2017, at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix.   https://youtu.be/WiNKgaO-O98

Arizona Midday Features Phoenix Children’s Festival

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on April 2, 2017
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Can't Stop the Feeling, by Justin Timberlake, made it's debut as the official song of the Phoenix Children's Festival, complimented by the "Phoenix Children's Festival Shake" the official dance of the festival. Watch and listen below.  

Official PCF Commercial Produced by CW6-TV

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on March 16, 2017
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The official Phoenix Children's Festival commercial produced by Presenting Sponsors CW 6 TV aired over 100 times over three weeks leading up to the festival on April 8, 2017. https://youtu.be/BclEetiV5yI

Family Friendly Children’s Festival Slated for Downtown Phoenix in 2017

Posted by Kiana Nakagawa on October 15, 2016
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Inaugural Phoenix Children’s Festival offers sponsors, vendor opportunities Download News Release (Phoenix, AZ) – Phoenix will add a new major family-friendly event to the downtown landscape in 2017 as the inaugural Phoenix Children’s Festival takes place Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 am – 6 pm, at CityScape, 1 E. Washington Street. Tickets and sponsorship information are now available at www.phoenixchildrensfestival.com. “The Phoenix Children’s Festival will provide a variety of fun and entertainment for the entire family in addition to vital information on the health, welfare and education of their children,” says Carla Gentles, sponsorship coordinator for the Festival. “The event features over 100 sponsors, organizations, vendors and companies on-site delivering a full-day of adventure, and discovery in a family-friendly environment.” Proceeds from the festival will benefit children’s charities including the Back to School Clothing Drive, an Arizona nonprofit organization that provides new school outfits and uniforms, backpacks and school supplies to children