Miss America 2015 & Miss America State Titleholders to Participate in “Miss America Serves” on April 18 (@MissAmerica)

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On Saturday, April 18, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev along with Miss America state titleholders from across the country will be called upon to participate in “Miss America Serves” – a national day of volunteer service presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This combined effort will raise funds for member hospitals while addressing the unique needs of communities across the nation.

Last September in Atlantic City, NJ, our 53 contestants led by Mary Haskell volunteered at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, working the prep and service lines in the kitchen, meeting with mothers and children living at the Family Life Center, and assisting with the replenishment of the food pantry. This event was the inspiration to create a national effort for each state representative to show their spirit of commitment and community service in their home state.

Miss America Serves will bring together Miss America contestants and volunteers from our state organizations to create service events that address critical needs in their communities. A few of the activities confirmed thus far include volunteering at local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; cleaning up parks, beaches and neighborhoods; assisting youth and senior organizations; visiting nursing homes; collecting clothes; stocking food pantries and feeding the homeless. These are only a few of the many activities planned on this special day to salute volunteerism and community service across the country.

Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev stated “The ‘Miss America Serves’ event will bring together contestants, families and friends to serve their communities. The Miss America Organization has a long history of service, a cornerstone of our program. This national day of service will bring much needed attention to our national platform partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals while raising funds for the charity and for our scholarship program.”

As a tribute to the service local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide every day, state titleholders will rally their friends, families and communities to participate on April 18. Donations will have a direct impact on the area where each event is held, benefiting local kids treated at the member hospital serving that community.

To participate and for more information, visit www.MissAmericaServes.org

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.