Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book” Program Kicks off April 21st Donating 1 Million Books to Kids in Need

This article is re-blogged from the RCR article posted here 

Great news for kids and families, Disney Junior’s new program, “Give A Book, Get A Book” has a goal of gifting 1 million books to kids in need.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett were on hand at Disneyland on April 12th to announce the rollout of the “Give A Book, Get A Book” program with a goal to donate 1 million books to children in need.

Scroll down for video interviews, how the program works and where to get more info.

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter

DISNEY JUNIOR – Disney Junior stars Tim Gunn, Ariel Winter and David Arquette plus LeVar Burton of the award-winning Reading Rainbow app, participate in storybook readings during today’s announcement of Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book,” an initiative with First Book that will donate up to one million books to U.S. communities in need as well as present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The announcement was made by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett on Saturday, April 12 at the Disneyland Resort. (Photo Credit: DISNEY JUNIOR/Todd Wawrychuk)

The Importance of Storytelling

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter share their love of storytelling and the importance of literacy.

Storytelling is also an integral part of the program, designed to inspire parents and caregivers to take time each day and read to their children, tell stories and encourage them to share as well. This will help develop the critical thinking, vocabulary and language skills every child needs.

“Through the donation of 30 million books over the last 15 years, Disney Publishing Worldwide’s collaboration with First Book has brought the magic of reading and storytelling to millions of children, unleashing their imaginations and opening their worlds,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We’re thrilled to expand this program with Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book.”

The Program Kicks off April 21st

Starting on April 21st at Disney store locations and then later this summer at other nationwide retailers, families can participate in the Give a Book, Get a Book program. Stop by your local Disney store for in-store readings and check out the all-new website, GiveaBookGetaBook.com, jam-packed with resources for parents and caregivers to encourage storytelling while offering interactive activities to help keep kids engaged.

“Storytime Powered by Give a Book, Get a Book

At your local Disney store, kids will be able to enjoy two new stories from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” both Disney Junior favorites. In addition to the in-store readings, Disney Store locations will be hosting special storytime events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America where children attending these events will receive a free book along with a redemption code bookmark.

How the Program Works with Redemption Codes

For a limited time, purchases of any specially marked Disney Junior book or product will include a redemption code on the receipt or packaging allowing kids and families to decide what region their donated book to First Book will go as well as giving the gifting family immediate access to a free Disney Digital Book to share as a family from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Give a Book, Get a Book bookmarks that have these special redemption codes will be handed out to visitors at participating public libraries and Radio Disney events throughout the summer.

Disney Jr Give A Book Get A Book

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Visit the Website April 21st

Disney Publishing Worldwide Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S. and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com. 

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, www.firstbook.org/ or follow their latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

2013 Divine Design Charity Sale Opening Night Party + Sale Preview Photos #ProjectAngelFood

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Brogyn Gage were invited to come out to cover the 2013 star-studded Opening Night Shopping Party at 2013 Divine Design Marketplace at 8767 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills benefiting Project Angel Food at this charity sale.

About the Event
Thursday was the Preview Day for Press at Divine Design 2013 to see the designer reps & sponsors in the morning and then at night was the Official Red Carpet and Opening Cocktail Party.
Friday will be the First Look for Shopping in the Marketplace with 60%-80% off and Saturday and Sunday will be general shopping days in the marketplace. Details visit www.divinedesign.org

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About Design Design
Project Angel Food’s Divine Design is the largest charity shopping event on the West Coast, connecting shoppers to leading designer merchandise in home & fashion at heavily discounted prices beginning at 60% off retail and progressing to 80% off on the last day.100% of the proceeds benefit Project Angel Food whose mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. This year there are 4 days of events which include a celebrity-hosted Opening Night Party, a First-Look Shopping Day & Cocktail Reception and 2 General Shopping Days, all at a new location, 8767 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. www.DivineDesign.org.

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24 Hours of Laughs with #ComedyGivesBack Do Good & Join Us Around the Globe #MalariaNoMore #Comedians

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Comedy Gives Back’s Digital Telethon Starts Wednesday at 7am PST

Jimmy Kimmel, a most notable comedian on ABC, invites you to join us along with the comedians around the globe who are going to make you laugh for 24 hours. That’s right! 24 Hours of Comedy.
Be sure to have a stock of Red Bull available, you won’t want to miss this!

Jimmy Kimmel Unveils the Lineup for Comedy… by comedygivesback

Preventable. Curable. Let’s Do This.

Malaria. Mosquitos. Children. Which of these 3 things do not belong together? Children! One child dies every 60 seconds from a mosquito bite!

$1 can save 1 child.

You can help join Comedy Gives Back and the Red Carpet Report by clicking here to donate to Malaria No More.

Malaria No More

Malaria No More: Founded in 2006 by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. For more information, visit http://www.MalariaNoMore.org.

24 Hours of Laughter – We’re Gonna Laugh Away Malaria

Comedy Gives Back

Get Tickets in Your City: Los Angeles, New York, London or Sydney or watch on Daily Motion to see the following* Comedic Entertainers on Wednesday, November 6th 2013:

Los Angeles  Rove McManus, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Nealon, Dane Cook, Marc Maron, Josh Wolf, Dana Gould  and at 10pm  Ben Glieb, Garfunkle and Oates, Iliza Shlesinger, Neal Brennan, Jackie Loeb, Ian Karmel and Michael Yo – Click Here to Get Tickets

New York  Jim Breuer, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford - Click Here to Get Tickets

London  Adam Hills, Adam Bloom, Stephen K. Amos, Tom Stade, Pete Johansson - Click Here to Get Tickets

Sydney Harley Breen, Ronny Chieng, Axis of Awesome, Tahir, Dave Eastgate, Tom Ballard  - Click Here to Get Tickets

*talent line up subject to change

LIVE STREAM STARTS AT 7am PST on DAILYMOTION

7am Whats Trending
8am Ronna & Beverly
9am Cracked
9:30am Children’s Hospital & SVU block
10:30am IFC Birthday Boys
11:30 College Humor/Malarious- Ed Helms
12-1 TBD
1-2 Fullscreen Block
2pm – Award Budd Friedman Lifetime achievement award
2-345 LONDON STAND UP SHOW
3:45 – 5 Comedy Bang Bang w/ Zach Galaifiankis
5-6:30 GOTHAM STAND UP SHOW
6:30-8 Adam Carolla
8-12:30am IMPROV STAND UP SHOW
12:30-2am Sideshow Net
2- 3am SYDNEY STAND UP SHOW

Click & Bookmark – Everyone Needs a Good Laugh – and You Deserve it for Helping Us Make a Malaria Go Away!

10th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Gala

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Brandi Chang, were invited to come out to the 10th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the historic Robinsons-May lot.

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Hosted by Jay Leno, the glamorous black-tie gala will feature a live auction, dinner, awards and a special performance by Jeff Tracta. The Moroccan-themed event will honor Janet and Wayne Gretzky as recipients of the Alfred Mann Foundation Award for Innovation and Inspiration. Proceeds from the star-studded gala are dedicated to bringing advanced medical technologies to the public to provide significant improvements to the health, security and quality of life for people suffering from debilitating medical conditions to biomedical research for projects that offer hope to improve the quality of life of thousands of people. The Alfred Mann Foundation is a medical research foundation dedicated to bringing advanced medical technologies to the public to provide significant improvements to the health, security and quality of life for people suffering from debilitating medical conditions. For more information please visit aemf.org/.

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2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala Benefiting The Humane Society

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover the 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, supporting the life-saving work of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), at the Beverly Hilton. This was the second year that “Dancing with the Stars” judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, hosted the event and marks 27 years of inspiring change for animals, with this year’s event benefitting three of the organization’s top animal welfare priorities: Pets for Life, Chimps Deserve Better and Farm Animal Protection. Pop icon, Ke$ha and outspoken animal advocate, was also honored with the Wyler Award.

View our Interviews from the Genesis Awards on YouTube

Watch our interviews with Tony Denison, Fiona Gubelmann, Nikki Boyer, Seamus and Juliana Dever, Lindsay Pulsipher, Pauley Perrette, Constance Marie, Wendie Malick, Officers Struble and Budish from National Geographics’s “Wild Justice”, Bellamy Young, Leilani Munter, Jackson Galaxy, Randall of Randall’s Animals, Owain Yeoman, Moby, Ken Kwapis, and Senator Darrell Steinberg.

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About HSUS
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We’re there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — on the Web at http://www.humanesociety.org.

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2012 Media Access Awards Red Carpet Report

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Erin White, were invited to cover the 2012 Media Access Awards where the Writers Guild, Producers Guild, and Casting Society of America, Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship and RJ Mitte Diversity Award, honors individuals in the entertainment and broadcast industries for their efforts in promoting awareness of the disability experience, accessibility for people with disabilities, and the accurate depiction of characters with disabilities.

The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was presented by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Starz Entertainment to increase the inclusion of disability in what we see and hear, and to raise public awareness, understanding and acceptance.

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Michael Welch of Twilight’s Season of Giving for Thirst Project

Join the Mingle Media TV Community and help Michael Welch by joining his $5 Buck Club. Michael wants us all to join him in celebrating the holidays by raising funds for The Thirst Project. Did you know that over 1.1 Billion people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water and proper sanitization? The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness of and bringing solutions to the clean water crisis through Education Outreach Programs, which serve to educate, equip, and empower communities in need of water by drilling wells. By helping the communities access water, The Thirst Project changes the very basic fabric of these communities by decreasing illness, increasing education, and extending life expectancy. For more information, please go to: http://www.thirstproject.org Now for the cool part, Michael Welch is asking his Twilight fans via this video PSA, Twitter and Facebook to get involved by donating $5 during the month of December. His goal is to have a minimum of 5,000 people – and if we come together to help him reach this goal, one lucky contributor will get to go with him to Africa and help drill a well & join him in the journey which will be documented for The Thirst Project. So what are you waiting for? Go to http://www.thirstproject.org and make a one-time donation of $5 – like us, we know you’ll be glad you did. Pay it forward this holiday season. For more information about Mingle Media TV Network, please visit http://www.minglemediatv.com

Something You Don’t See Everyday! Pete Rose and Verne Troyer at Steve Garvey’s Softball Classic 2010

Mingle Media TV was invited to cover Steve Garvey’s Celebrity Softball summertime event to raise money and awareness for ALS (Lou Gerig’s Disease).

We took lots of photos and got interviews with many of the celebs there… video coming.

I have to say, my dad always loved Pete Rose and this would make him scratch his head for sure… does Pete have a “Mini-me” now? Where’s Dr. Evil??

Happy Monday everyone.

Summer Time Fun: Steve Garvey’s Softball Classic & Family Fun Festival

Nothing better than summertime and softball (in Malibu) on a beautiful day! We’re fortunate enough to be invited to come out and meet some of baseball’s greats… and support the fight against ALS!

We’re excited to be interviewing sports greats and celebrities who are raising funds to fight ALS (Lou Gerig’s Disease) like Pete Rose, Steve Garvey, Jose Canseco, Nicollette Sheridan, Sophie Monk, James Denton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carl Weathers, Greg Finley, Omar Miller, James Van Der Beek, Logan Huffman, Ron Cey, Maury Wills, Todd Zeile, Jay Johnstone, Bill Russell Jimmy Van Patten, Bobby Castillo, Kenny Landreaux, Lee Lacy, Rudy Law, Derrel Thomas and Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog and ??? we’ll just have to wait and see and tell you later!