Energizer and VH1 Save the Music + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Back-to-School
August 11, 2011

Can you believe it’s already August and that school is just around the corner?  I can’t believe it’s already here!  To help get the school year started off on a positive note, Energizer is partnering with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to help restore instrumental music education in America’s public schools.  Helping to kick off the campaign is  Grammy®-nominated platinum-recording artist and VH1 Save The Music Foundation Ambassador Jordin Sparks.  There are several ways for people to get involved.

Like the Energizer Bunny on Facebook and Help Increase Energizer’s Support to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Now through August 12, people can help support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation simply by clicking “LIKE” on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and becoming a fan of the unstoppable icon. For each new “LIKE” through August 12, Energizer will donate $1 to help restore instrumental music education through the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Help Energizer Pick a Grant Recipient

Energizer is making eight grants to public schools around the country, and fans of the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page will help direct one of these grants by voting for a city where an instrumental grant will be made. Cities vying for the now that’s positivenergy™ grant from Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music  Foundation include Philadelphia, Birmingham, Minneapolis, New Haven and Weirton, W.V. Energizer is supporting these grants with a $250,000 overall donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

“At Energizer, we believe everyone has the opportunity to make a positive impact, so we’re excited to offer our Facebook fans – both old and new – an easy avenue to make a difference through the VH1 Save The Music Foundation,” said Jim Olsen, Vice President of Marketing forEnergizer North America. “Our hope is that people will make their mark by voting or ‘liking’ the Energizer Bunny®, and then continue to learn about other ways to raise awareness of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation mission by visiting www.nowthatspositivenergy.com.

Sparks’ “pop-up” performance kicked off the series of grants Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will make to schools around the country in need of musical instruments. Together with the Foundation, this campaign brings awareness to the importance of music as part of a child’s complete education, gives the gift of music to schools across the country and shows people a number of ways to further awareness and give back to their own communities.

The partnership between Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is the second major initiative of the new Energizer now that’s positivenergy™ campaign. Through commitments with organizations that help make the world a better place, Energizer wants to empower people to bring some positivity to their own communities and remind everyone that we all have the power to make a positive impact.

“We are extremely grateful to Energizer for helping us spread our message through this innovative campaign,” said Paul Cothran, Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “By using the power of social media and involving the fans directly, they are allowing us to move towards our goal of ensuring that no child be deprived access to a complete education that includes music.”

Power Your Playlist

In addition to powering music education in America’s public schools, Energizer is also powering Americans’ playlists. Right now in stores, specially-marked Energizer products contain a special code so when someone buys three participating products, he or she can go online to www.nowthatspositivenergy.com/music and redeem the codes for a $10 iTunes Gift Card.

About Jordin Sparks

In 2007, 19 Recordings/Jive records artist Jordin Sparks broke onto the music scene by winning over America and became, at that time, the youngest-ever winner of American Idol®. In the following three years, Jordin has released two albums with her self-titled debut going platinum, and just released a new single this summer, I AM WOMAN. Sparks has won two BET Awards, one American Music Award, one People’s Choice Award and has been nominated for two MTV Awards and one Grammy®.  This past year Jordin also made her Broadway debut starring as Nina Rosario in the Tony®-winning musical In The Heights.

But it’s not all a song and dance for Sparks. As the spokesperson for the “I’m M.A.D. Are You?” campaign and the 12\29 Music Project, she is also committed to teaching young people the importance of making a difference in their communities, which is why she enthusiastically joined Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in their efforts to help restore music education in America’s public schools.

For more information on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, visit www.vh1savethemusic.com.

*To help donate $1 to the Save The Music Foundation, participants must select the “like” button on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page. One donation, per person, is allowed, with a maximum donation of $15,000 to be made by Energizer. Donation period ends on August 12. Void outside the 50 United States, D.C., and where prohibited by law.


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a $10 iTunes Gift Card from Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation!!!


– Tell me in a comment why you feel music should stay in schools!


– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a gift card from Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation as part of this campaign.  The giveaway was sponsored by Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

206 Responses to “Energizer and VH1 Save the Music + Giveaway”

  1. Jeff says:

    Music should stay in school because it boats creativity.

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  6. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Kids need to have a creative outlet.

  7. Jim W. says:

    Kids need to be creative in a supportive enviroment

  8. cory says:

    i feell music should stay in school because it creates an artistic outlet for students. it also helps calm students who may have learning disabilities
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  9. Amber says:

    Music is such an important part of culture and learning and helps kids perform better in other academic areas too!

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  11. sandra says:

    because it allows them to use different parts of their brain

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    It allows kids to express their creativity

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  18. Pauline M says:

    I played the flute all throughout my school years and loved it! It actually helped with other areas academically, kept me involved and focused in school and has stayed with me for many years since then. I strongly believe it should still be a major aspect of schooling.

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  22. Jessie C. says:

    It should stay because music serves an important role in education- to encourage, inspire and help kids learn and grow.

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  28. Monique Rizzo says:

    I think it helps kids express themselves.
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  29. deb says:

    Music is a great way for kids to express themselves.

  30. Sarah says:

    Fine arts – like music, drama, visual arts – give kids an outlet for their feelings and a chance to express themselves that regular academics don’t provide. For some kids the music education they get in schools is the only exposure to other types of music besides what they hear on the radio.

  31. Kyle says:

    Music helps connect the creative and analytical sides of the brain – causing them to work together in a way that produces something beautiful. Our society needs individuals who can do this both in the area of music and in problem solving!

  32. susan varney says:

    how negative would everyone get if we never had any music mverno@roadrunner.com

  33. Kyl Neusch says:

    lets kids express themselves

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  37. nan says:

    it helps with creativity, expression, vocabulary etc
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  40. Amanda says:

    It helps to stir the childrens’ creativity!

  41. angie says:

    Music helps expand your mind in other areas. It helps in all educational studies.

  42. Jackie says:

    I think music should stay in school because the arts are important. Music lets kids be creative and teaches them to work together.
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  46. Cynthia R says:

    music gives kids another outlet to be creative and excel and express themselves

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  49. Linda says:

    I think it should stay in school because it lets kids express themselves.

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  55. Kimberly says:

    It helps people to be creative

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  58. Lynda E. says:

    My son has been in band for 7 years (just starting his 8th in college this week) and I’m firmly convinced that the skills he learned in those classes are what helped him do so well in all his others. Kids need it!

  59. Linda F says:

    Music should stay in school because studies have shown that students who particiapte in music are better students.

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  63. Amy Dalton says:

    I believe that music should stay in schools because it is enjoyable to the students. Music is an outlet of expression for the children. I feel that music is something the children look forward to and I don’t believe it should be taken away from them. ♪ Save The Music ♫

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  66. joni says:

    A lot of kids express themselves ONLY through music.

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  68. Claire says:

    its a creative and emotional outlet

  69. Jen Costa says:

    Music is important to student’s overall learning.

  70. Troy DObson says:

    Music has a calming effect and is also a learning tool

  71. Kayla says:

    Music, like any art, should most DEFINITELY stay in school because it allows kids a way of expression that math, science, or English sometimes can’t-It’s something everyone relates to, and is proven through countless studies and research projects to help kids learn and grow!

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway 🙂

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  76. J Raif says:

    Music is good for the soul. It gives kids a productive outlet.

  77. Heather B says:

    Music allows children to express themselves, which they can’t do in just the core subjects

  78. amanda nolan says:

    my daughters grandmother is a music teacher and seeing her with my daughter is amazing.. my daughter loves playing music with her it really allows her to just be free, creative, and express herself in a way she cant with anything else.

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  81. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Gives artistic kids something to do

  82. Erica C. says:

    Music allows kids to be creative and have an outlet away from their regular class work.

  83. Emmy says:

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  86. jennifer hickman says:

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  90. HappyHippie says:

    Music in school is exercise for the brain. It fosters creativity and provides a very different kind of focus for a child’s brain during the school day. Marching band during football and parade season gets the kids outside and moving, too!

    Band was always the best part of my school day as a kid. That’s where I made most of my best friends, too. We were all together once a day in the same class for YEARS. We took trips together, practiced after school together, and had a ball the whole time.

  91. Patrick says:

    Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” This quote still remains true today, because music is not just a localized or national interest, but a global phenomenon. Each culture has its own type of music, which expresses the feelings and emotions of the general population in that society. Because of this, music can share not only sounds, but actual emotions and feelings. It is so important for schools to keep music as the status quo for students because it allows them to creatively express themselves in ways they otherwise could not. When children internalize their feelings and emotions, instead of expressing them physically, negative consequences could prevail. The student could become stressed, angry, depressed, anxious, or even suicidal if the circumstances are that dire. Every child has some sort of problem, whether at the home, in school itself, or just self-esteem issues. Music is the outlet for these children to express themselves freely without harming themselves or others. I appreciate the opportunity to express my thoughts on this subject.

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  93. Sarah says:

    Music should stay in schools because it’s a great way to celebrate.

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  96. julieh says:

    music should stay in schools because it helps build confidence.

  97. Jason says:

    Music is a good source for kids to vent their creativity


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  102. Caylee says:

    Music is so important because it provides an outlet for kids, whether or not they play sports. It allows kids to be well rounded and artistic.

  103. Tonya Dean says:

    We are emotional beings and every child requires an artistic outlet.


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  105. If music can keep our children safe and out the streets then its well worth the investment in our schools.

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  107. Diane Baum says:

    Music should stay in the school system because it is as important as math and English

  108. Angela Winesburg says:

    Its an outlet for children to express their individuality and creativity, thanks

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  113. amy deeter says:

    it helps the children be creative

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  115. Because music is something that everyone can relate to! We all have our own tastes and music is a great way to express yourself individually!

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  120. Donald says:

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  121. shirley pebbles says:

    Because they are taking all the arts out and this is one of the cheapest. I think it is just terrible to take music from schools.

  122. dddiva says:

    I think music is incredibly important- it makes us feel things and brings out our creativity.

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  125. Melanie T says:

    Music is an important outlet for children to learn discipline and be creative

  126. Amy DeLong says:

    it is important for kids to learn all kinds of things and music is good for the soul!

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  131. Not only is music a creative outlet, using music in schools helps with learning and cognitive skills.

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  133. Lori says:

    Music is important to society- kids and adults alike- it gives children another outlet and can enhance the traditional classes kids are required to take.

  134. kelley wood says:

    Music should stay in schools b/c it helps with their other studies like math.

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  139. Nicole Larsen says:

    I feel music is an awesome way for kids to stay out of trouble and express themselves and that alone should be good enough reason to keep it in school!

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  148. kerri r says:

    I feel that it is very important because kids can express themselves thru music it gives the a outlet

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  151. susan smoaks says:

    music should stay in schools because it helps kids stay focused

  152. Candi Atkinson says:

    Music is such a wonderful way for children to express themselves.

  153. april bever says:

    Helps kids express themselves

  154. Rosey says:

    Music is a positive outlet for creativity and belonging, that’s why I think it should stay in the schools.

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  157. Kellie Conklin says:

    Music in schools is so important…it reaches one of the multiple intelligences that helps students learn and retain information. Plus, it’s fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  160. Clayton Dunlap says:

    Music is a source of creativity, a voice of expression, a daily therapeutic annotation of life stimulating growth for the children of today. Music brings us together and is a way of life! It is essential for proper child development, and could potentially align them towards a more culturally relevant and growing appreciation for the art type of mindset!

  161. Clayton Dunlap says:

    I do not have a twitter, but will aware all my friends of this. Have a good day!

    Good luck all!

  162. Jessica says:

    Music was so important for me when I was in grade school. It was always a class that was my favorite where I could express myself. It is also my daughters favorite class and I like that she can be creative with her talents.

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  167. Roxann says:

    Music should stay in school because it opens up a world of possibilities for future careers.

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  172. Jennifer T. says:

    I think music is important for learning and as a creative outlet

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