Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev and the entire Miss America organization will create a national focus on community service for a new volunteer service project, “Miss America Serves” on April 18, 2015.

Last September in Atlantic City, Mary Haskell and the Miss America national contestants volunteered at the AC Rescue Mission working the prep and service lines in the kitchen, meeting with mothers and children living at the Family Life Center and assisting with the replenishment of the food pantry. This event helped serve as the inspiration for the Miss America Organization to create a national effort for each contestant to show their spirit of commitment and community service in their home state on one designated day each year.

The national day of service will bring together Miss America volunteers, with all 53 state chapters working on a national project that will address critical needs in their communities. With Miss America’s long history of service, each of the state contestants will continue this great tradition as they support Miss America Serves.

“Service and community awareness are vital components of our organization. Having our contestants join in the remarkable work being done during the national competition last September put Miss America’s mission and purpose into perspective,” said Sam Haskell, Miss America’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. “We hope to continue to give our young women the opportunity to create a legacy of service and support, and we anticipate that this commitment to volunteerism will inspire others to find ways to seek out service in their own communities.”

Stay tuned to see what the Miss New Hampshire Organization will be doing on April 18th!