[kids-lib] Destination College Savings: entry deadline is 9/2 (next week!)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Aug 23 10:31:03 PDT 2011

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Destination College Savings
Fifteen Chances for your Library to Win $500!

Dear Oregon Libraries,

Thanks for your participation in Destination College Savings, a joint effort of the Oregon College Savings Plan, the State Library and the Oregon Library Association designed to get more kids involved in your library's summer reading program while raising awareness about saving for college. By encouraging your patrons to participate, you will help 15 families win $1,000 toward their college education. Plus, every winner's library will also receive $500 to use toward future programs.

As of August 22nd 4,332 children and teens have been entered in Destination College Savings by their parents, grandparents or guardians. The deadline for entering is fast approaching.  Entry forms must be postmarked September 2, 2011-that's next Friday!

Please remember that it takes time to verify the eligibility of the 15 winners.  Winners will be selected in a random drawing within the second week of September 2011.   Once winners' eligibility has been verified, they will be notified and given until approximately October 15, 2011 to complete and return the paperwork necessary to claim their prize.

Libraries will be notified that they have a winner after their winner's paperwork has been approved and they have been confirmed as a winner.  Libraries with confirmed winners will receive a sample press release so they can publicize their winner locally as soon as possible.  Statewide publicity will take place for all winners who claimed their prize by approximately October 15-probably the beginning of November 2011.

There will not be a re-draw for prizes not claimed by the October 15 deadline. However, libraries listed on the entry form of the person who did not claim their prize will still receive $500 for participating in Destination College Savings.

Thank you for participating in Destination College Savings!

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Please visit OregonCollegeSavings.com for official rules and prize details. Entries must be postmarked by September 2, 2011, and received by September 6, 2011. Sponsored by the Oregon College Savings Plan. Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the Plan. Please visit OregonCollegeSavings.com to obtain a Disclosure Booklet containing this information. Read it carefully. Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. The Oregon College Savings Plan is administered by the State of Oregon. TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc., is the plan manager.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

If you need more Destination College Savings materials, please don't hesitate to reorder. Here is what is available:

  *   Entry Card. Encourage parents to fill out the postage-paid entry card at your library and drop it in the mail. One entry per child. Each child must be 18 or younger to participate.
  *   Oregon College Savings Plan Brochure. Help families learn more about saving for college by distributing an Oregon College Savings Plan Brochure along with the Entry Card.
  *   Bookmark. Give these out to the kids as a fun way to remind them about summer reading and college savings.
  *   Table Tent. Place these on library tables or on your counter.
  *   Posters. Hang posters where they will help you promote summer reading and the contest.

Simply email your order request to oregon.college.savings at admailinc.com<mailto:oregon.college.savings at admailinc.com> or call Kathy Griffin at 503-477-9710.

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