Fingers Ready: Vote for the Kindness Challenge

Rachael Ray is cooking up excitement around social change on Monday, January 17th as she hosts 5 amazing DoSomething.org grant winners on The Rachael Ray Show. After getting to know these young leaders from Rachael's morning show, viewers will have the chance to log on to vote for The Kindness Challenge starting January 21.

We'll give you a little preview of what each person does:

  • Jason Shah knows not everyone has the chance to pay for SAT books and classes, so he founded INeedAPencil.com. The website offers free SAT prep and strives to help students from low-income backgrounds attend college.
  • Kylie Kuhns is only 13, but that hasn't stopped her from helping children battling disease. In memory of her sister, Kyle established Kelsey's Dream Foundation, which donates materials like toy ducks to comfort kids during their hospital stay.
  • Aidn Lykken hosted a 5K and 1 Mile Doggie Dash to combat animal cruelty. His race raises awareness and funds for local animal shelters.
  • Allison Nguyen knows that many kids in shelters don't have the luxury of having a birthday party or feast. Therefore, she her Iced Capades Cakery donates cakes and cupcakes to shelters to ensure that women and children who have so little can celebrate their birthdays.
  • Lizzie Marie Likness opened Tasty Tidbits, her own culinary business that sells all-natural treats and encourages neighbors to eat healthy. She also produces weekly online videos on her website that feature recipes that involving natural ingredients.

The contest winner will receive national exposure, an reappearance on The Rachael Ray Show, a spread in USA Today this March.

What can you do?

Voters need to make an educated decision - watch The Rachael Ray Show this Monday (we know you don't have school) to hear about the five contestants.

Then, start voting January 21 for your favorite leader and you could see them in USA Today this March.