Care.Com Gives Away a Year of Child Care
Today Care.com (www.care.com), the premier source of trustworthy care options for families,
announced the launch of the Year of Care Giveaway—a sweepstakes where the service will give
away $12,445 to one lucky winning family to pay for a year of child care.
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2009 -- Today Care.com (www.care.com), the premier source of
trustworthy care options for families, announced the launch of the Year of Care Giveaway—a sweepstakes where
the service will give away $12,445 to one lucky winning family to pay for a year of child care.
The dollar amount of the grand prize ($12,445) equals the annual cost of child care expenses for an average
family with two young children, according to the recently released State of Care Index. Child care expenses
account for 14 percent of a family’s average budget and are often the second-highest monthly household expense
behind mortgage or rent payments.
“Now that the kids are in school again, the child care needs of families across the country are shifting,” said
Care.com CEO and Founder, Sheila Lirio Marcelo. “Parents are looking for new after-school options like
babysitters, nannies, child care centers or structured activities for their children. Care.com is running this
campaign to bring attention to the high cost of child care expenses, which are a burden for so many families.”
From now through October 9, Care.com welcomes all parents and families to enter their household into the Year
of Care Giveaway for free by visiting Care.com and joining the service as a Basic Member or subscribing as a
Premium Member. Current members of Care.com may also enter the Year of Care Giveaway by registering
through their Care.com account homepage. Care.com will select one household at random as the winner of the
Year of Care Giveaway and will announce the result of the sweepstakes on October 26.
With the American economy in the middle of its seventh consecutive quarter in recession, many families are
worried about pr