I’m so excited to be in Albuquerque for my very first Balloon Fiesta! I’ve heard it’s a magical time here, and I just can’t wait. While you’re visiting Balloon Fiesta, I hope you will come to the Balloon Museum’s Lighter Than Air Fair. I’ll be there with the AM 1240 JENNiRADIO team all nine days, playing music, giving away prizes, and meeting listeners like YOU!

We’ll also be selling raffle tickets to benefit the Albuquerque Little Theatre. We’re helping them raise money for a new stage floor, and your entry could win one of many prizes, including an iPad 2, iPhone and more! Just look for the blue JENNiRADIO tent on the Balloon Museum grounds, and you can do your part to support local theatre.

The Lighter Than Air Fair at the Balloon Museum features all kinds of fun for all ages, from 6am – 2pm each day, October 1st through 9th. Admission is free. If you have a combo ticket to the Balloon Fiesta and the Balloon Museum, make sure you scan it at the museum, to be entered for additional prizes.

I hope to see you there!

I enjoyed appearing on Good Day New Mexico again, this time talking with Terrie Q. Sayre about our For Kids… By Kids Studio build fundraiser, the JENNiRADIO iPhone app, and upcoming Lighter Than Air Fair at the Balloon Museum.

I am so excited about our fundraising project to build our first For Kids.. By Kids® Studio in Albuquerque! This studio will not only house the production facilities for AM 1240 JENNiRADIO, but will also give us a place to share our experience with local kids in our Find Your Voice program.

Now YOU can support us in building something unique to Albuquerque, and help local kids learn the power of their own voices. We have different donation levels, each with their own thank you gift. Click here for more information about the various levels and how you can be a part of this project.

Please share this information with your family and friends. If you’d like to play a greater role in this fundraiser, we can use your help!

It’s important to me to make a difference in our community, and your support means so much!

For Kids… By Kids® Studio to be Built in Albuquerque Area

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – August 24, 2011 – AM 1240 JENNiRADIO, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho’s #1 Family Hits radio station, has developed a fundraising project that allows members of the community to be a part of something unique. The For Kids… By Kids® Studio will not only be home to the station’s production facilities, but will also help put local kids on the air.

“In addition to the generous support of individuals in the local community, we are looking for local businesses who see the value in this project. They know communication skills are important. Kids from 7 to 18 will be able to come into our studio, attend a workshop about radio, and be a DJ for a day,” Jennifer says. “It’s fun for them, but they can also learn about the power of their own voice. This studio will give us a place to share our experience. We love being part of this community, and giving kids new opportunities.”

Interested donors can visit JENNiRADIO.com/Studio for more information about donation levels offering mentions on the web site and on the wall and individual items in the studio, among other benefits. Local businesses will also be participating in the fundraiser – look for posters on display in retail windows.

About KALY AM 1240 – Through her foundation, Jennifer purchased the former Radio Disney station, and has been airing the JENNiRADIO format 24/7 since December 18th 2010. JENNiRADIO features age-appropriate music and entertainment content, including web and DVD reviews, as well as Jennifer’s celebrity interviews. The station also focuses on positive messages about giving back. Although run as a commercial radio station, all proceeds go to local and national charities.

About Jennifer Smart – Jennifer began her career in radio as the youngest nationally-syndicated radio talk show host at the age of 6. She began interviewing stars on the red carpet at 8, and has interviewed more celebrities and industry leaders than anyone else her age. Jennifer started giving back at a young age, and shares this message with her listeners, “You’re never too young or too old to make a difference.”

About the Jennifer Smart Foundation – Established to benefit local and national charities, primarily focused in the areas of kids’ health & education, animals and the environment. Albuquerque-area recipients so far include Joy Junction and the BioPark Society. National recipients include Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and World Wildlife Fund. The foundation also helps local not-for-profits raise funds through advertising partnerships.

For more information on helping your organization with funding drives or to advertise with KALY AM 1240 contact the general manager at (505) 792-5259 or sales@JENNiRADIO.com.

For more information about Jennifer Smart, KALY AM 1240, JENNiRADIO, and the Jennifer Smart Foundation, visit JENNiRADIO.com and JenniferSmartFoundation.org

Press contact:
Meredith Stewart
Jennifer Smart Foundation
mer@jennifersmart.com
(866) 995-3664

Every year, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) puts together star-studded events to benefit their programs. This year is no exception. The Kids Help Children event takes place on Sunday, August 14th from 2-5pm at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, and features many young stars.

CHOCCelebsKids Help Children benefiting CHOC Children’s Hospital at the Hilton Anaheim is a carnival, concert and fundraiser with a fun celebrity twist. Children will get autographs and pictures with their favorite stars and enjoy performances by Austin Anderson, Savvy & Mandy, 2-U-Neek and others! All children attending will get to pick a prize for themselves as well as one for a patient at CHOC. There will be animals from SeaWorld up close and a real red carpet arrival. The fun includes balloon artists, bounce houses, refreshments, face painting, magicians, a rockin’ concert finale and lot of surprises!

Some of the celebrities scheduled to appear are pictured here.

Buy your tickets here, and for more information, visit the CHOC web site here.

This Sunday, July 24th, I’ll be at the Ice Cream for Breakfast social and concert, hosted by Austin Anderson, who will be performing along with Savvy & Mandy. This event supports Give Kids the World Village, a magical resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Other celebrities will be on hand to lend their support, and there will be free ice cream sundaes and gourmet sodas.

You can come out to support this great cause, too! General Admission is $20, and VIP Packages are available for $50. Click here to purchase tickets. This event is limited to 150 people, so purchase your tickets now!

Sunday, July 24th, 12-4pm
Alta Hollywood
1714 N McCadden Place
Hollywood CA 90028

See you there! (If you can’t make it to this event, click here for more information about this organization and to find out about events in other areas.)

Join us at the largest animal adoption event in New Mexico this weekend at the Journal Center in Albuquerque. Admission is free, and animal shelters from all over the state will be there with pets that need new, loving homes. Saturday, May 21st from 10 to 5 and Sunday, May 22nd from 11 to 4.

Find the JENNiRADIO team at the event, and you may win a prize!

There’s a celebrity basketball fundraiser going on tomorrow in Burbank, to benefit Angels in Fur. I will be there, to support this great organization. You can still buy tickets online, or at the door tomorrow. There’s also a celebrity meet and greet option, starting at 10:45 (red carpet starts at 10). Pre-game entertainment begins at noon. It’s going to be a fun day!

Get more information on the location, celebs who will be playing or lending their support, and buy tickets here. Hope to see you there! Woof!

Please check out my latest post at the Jennifer Smart Foundation web site, about the Salvation Army and how you can make a difference with a handful of change this holiday season.

Please check out my latest blog entry at the Jennifer Smart Foundation web site, about food drives, and how easy it can be to help out year-round.