I have had a blessed life with a long and successful broadcasting career. And I had often thought my tenure of working with both Bob Barker and Drew Carey on The Price Is Right was going to be the highlight of that career. Heck, I've even won an Emmy Award for my work in television news. What more could anyone want?
Well, after meeting and listening to the folks at the Moving Families Initiative® and the Moving Families Foundation®, I found out that by working through them, I could actually have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of millions of families who are in the middle of a transition or change in their lives. And... I could especially have a tremendous impact on the lives of young children.
Positively impacting the lives of our youth is something that I am very passionate about. And the good that will come from this new endeavor of mine with MFI and MFF will far out-weigh anything that I could have ever done during my career in Hollywood. That's why I've gotten involved with the Moving Families Initiative.
I know a lot about moving too. I have moved many more times than the average person on the planet. For instance, I had moved four times by the age of sixteen and ten times by the age of twenty-five. In total, I have moved nineteen times in my lifetime. I know what it's like to be uprooted and saddled with the task of changing towns, schools, jobs, and friends. It's not easy!
So, when I learned that the Moving Families Initiative and the Moving Families Foundation had a special love for children ages nineteen and younger who are struggling with moving, I knew that I had to get involved.
MovingFamiliesInitiative.com is a connectivity platform designed to assist anyone and everyone who is going through a move. A major part of MFI's focus is placed on assisting children ages 19 and younger in dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of changing neighborhoods, schools and friends when they are caught up in a move.
The Moving Families Initiative's aim is to provide families access to the following when they have to move or relocate:
MovingFamiliesInitiative.com is also the gateway to help from the Moving Families Foundation. The foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that focusses on assisting children ages nineteen and younger who are struggling through a move. A move could come about due to a parental split. Maybe Mom or Dad got a new job in another city. Maybe you are forced to move due to economic circumstances. It doesn't matter. Anyone going through a move can apply for assistance.
One of the core principals that the Moving Families Foundation believes in is getting young children back into the extracurricular activity of their choice, once they've relocated to their new home. Getting a youngster back into their preferred activity helps them to meet new friends their age, who have the same interests. So, the Moving Families Foundation offers extracurricular activities scholarships to help pay for those extracurricular fees or dues. There are also college scholarships available for any teenager going through a move during their high school years.
There are a number of ways that the Moving Families Initiative and the Moving Families Foundation can help a family that is on the move. So, if you or someone you know has to move or relocate, direct them to MovingFamiliesInitiative.com. Once there, click the "contact me" button in the navigation bar at the top of that page. You can also click the "Get Started Here" button below.
- Rich Fields
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Rich Fields is a nationally known television and radio personality, who (among other things) was the announcer on America's favorite family game show, The Price is Right. Rich is the only announcer in TPIR history to have worked on-camera with both of the show's hosts, Bob Barker and Drew Carey. Rich Fields is also an Emmy Award winning television news veteran who spent six and a half years alone at CBS News, Los Angeles. Rich is also a veteran at moving, having been uprooted and relocated 19 times in his lifetime.