On April 16, 2016, Miss America Contestants and volunteers will join forces with their friends and family participating in community service activities like cleaning a park, beach or neighborhood, assisting youth and senior organizations, visiting nursing homes and CMN Hospitals, or collecting clothes, stocking food pantries or feeding the homeless.
The inspiration for Miss America Serves began two years ago in Atlantic City, NJ when the 53 national contestants, led by Mary Haskell, volunteered at the AC 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.
We ask you to join Miss America Serves and fundraise or donate as little as $1 for every volunteer hour served. The funds raised for Miss America Serves will be given to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a tribute for their tireless community service offered day and night, as well as Miss America state scholarships.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has a 25-year history working with the Miss America Organization. The charity was officially named MAO's national platform in 2007. Since then, the partnership has raised more than $10 million, benefiting member CMN Hospitals across the U.S.