Today Kicks of the Second Annual "My Turn Day"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:35am

Dallas, TX- In the wake of last month’s horrific tragedy in Haiti, have you and your friends made the commitment to give back this year? Kidd Kraddick, host of the nationally syndicated radio show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, is once again calling on his listeners and the rest of the world to announce how they plan on giving back to their communities during his second annual My Turn Day, February 10, 2010.

“I was so proud to see my idea supported by my listeners and celebrities last year,” said Kraddick. Even actress Demi Moore took to her Twitter to spread the word about Kraddick’s grassroots volunteer movement. Kraddick said, “I was stunned when I saw her tweet telling people to support My Turn Day! From what we see in the press, Demi and her husband Ashton Kutcher do so much for the community, so it was so cool of her to help me get the word out.”

Kraddick came up with the idea for My Turn Day last year when he saw Barack Obama volunteering his time to paint the walls of a homeless teen shelter in Washington, DC, the day before he was to be sworn in as president of the United States. Kraddick’s concept was simple: He asked everyone to come up with a way to give some of their time to others. Then on February 10, he encouraged everyone to announce their plans through their status updates on social network sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Kraddick also encouraged them to send text messages and emails to their friends, family, classmates and co-workers. Kraddick said, “Challenge others to stop talking and start doing.”

Many of his listeners took the call to action very seriously. Kraddick and his team have seen husbands, wives, and school children get involved in group efforts. Even one random lady offered to help an elderly man get back to his car after he finished eating his lunch! She saw an immediate need and acted. All of these people had one thing in common – they just wanted to do their part by giving something back. “The point of My Turn Day is definitely not to flaunt your good deeds. It’s to create the impression that virtually everyone is embracing the spirit of volunteerism,” said Kraddick. He’s now asking everyone to get involved again for the second annual My Turn Day on February 10, 2010.

Kraddick is no stranger to benevolence. His charity “Kidd’s Kids” has been sending chronically and terminally ill children to Disney World for 18 years. The organization is funded entirely by the listeners of his daily morning show. Kraddick now hopes to inspire those same listeners to help him spread the message of My Turn Day.

“I want to start a movement of people giving up their time to help others,” says Kraddick. “To me, the message of My Turn Day is that volunteering is only the first half of what you can do. The second half is letting everyone in the world know you’re doing it. It’s not so you can brag that you care more about others, but so that others will follow your lead.”

For additional information on how you can get involved in My Turn Day on February 10, 2010, and to find out how to volunteer in your area, visit www.MyTurnDay.com.

Kidd Kraddick in the Morning airs locally weekday mornings from 5am-10am on WFMF 102.5 FM.