Hood® Simply Smart® Milk has selected Dottie Berger MacKinnon, Founder of The Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc., as the receipient of the “Make a Difference, Taste a Difference” program for her dedication and commitment to helping foster children and serving as their voice. Mckinnon, who founded the organization in 2005, continues to make a difference in the lives of children whether it is for an individual child or for the entire foster child system.
The Simply Smart Make a Difference, Taste a Difference program recognizes local women making a difference in their communities. Dottie Berger MacKinnon is one of three recipients throughout the country  being acknowledged for her accomplishments. The other women being honored for their great work are Sharon Reilly of The Women’s Lunch Place, Boston, Mass., and Liz Salguero of Circle of Care, Wilton, Conn. Consumers can help each of these women Make a Difference in their communities by downloading a coupon for Simply Smart Milk at BeSimplySmart.com now through July 31, 2011. For every coupon redeemed, Simply Smart Milk will donate 25 cents (up to $7,500) to Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc., and the other honored organizations.
Each of these women and charities will be honored with a donation presentation in the fall by Simply Smart Milk spokesperson and tennis legend Chris Evert.Chris Evert  has partnered with Simply Smart since 2009 and provides tennis and nutritiontips, podcasts, recipes, money-saving offers and more at www.BeSimplySmart.com.
“For the past two decades, I have served as an advocate for foster children and it has been my mission to provide them with a voice that they didn’t have,” said Dottie Berger MacKinnon, founder of The Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. “I wanted to raise the bar on how foster kids are treated. The system can treat them as numbers and dollars; we treat them as children with emotions.”
“With Simply Smart Milk, you can taste a difference – all the taste without all the fat. We’re proud to invite consumers to Make a Difference in their local communities by honoring three exceptional women and the organizations they support,” said Elizabeth Underhill, Senior Marketing Manager, HP Hood. “Acknowledging Dottie and Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc.,  for the work they do to help local women  make the right choices for themselves, their families and their communities is important.”

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