|[December 03, 2013]
Pearl.com Hosts "Ask Santa" Website to Answer Kids' Toughest St. Nick Questions
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
For the third year in a row, Pearl.com
- the largest source for professional expertise online - is hosting a
fun, free website where kids can ask anything they've ever wondered
about Santa Claus and get an answer direct from the North Pole.
Launching today at asksanta.pearl.com
and operating through midnight of Christmas Eve, the Ask
Santa site provides parents a place to direct their inquisitive kids
when they are stumped by tough holiday questions like, "How does Santa
make it around the world in one night?" and "What happens if we don't
have a chimney?"
Unlike other sites and services that invite kids to submit gift
wish-lists, Pearl.com's Ask
Santa is focused solely on satisfying kids' curiosity about life in
the North Pole, the logistics of St. Nick's trip around the wold and
other holiday quandaries. For every question submitted, Pearl.com will
donate $1 to the Gladstone
Institutes, up to $20,000, to fund research on cures for juvenile
(type 1) diabetes. The Ask Santa site is staffed with company employees
who take turns playing Santa by answering questions.
Some of the most popular questions children asked Santa last year
How do you do everything in one night?
Can you still visit me if we don't have a fireplace?
Santa, why do you wear red?
How do reindeer fly?
"What we find heart-warming about our annual Ask Santa site is that it
focuses on the fascination children have with Santa Claus and the
holiday season, rather than on gifts and the 'what do you want from
Santa' routine," said Andy Kurtzig, CEO of Pearl.com. "It's also a great
way to reinforce our company mission, which is to help people and change
lives, by tying the questions to a charitable donation. It's a great
light-hearted opportunity to interact with kids and their parents."
is the largest source for professional expertise online, providing
access to 10,000 professionals in 700 fields, including doctors,
lawyers, veterinarians, auto mechanics and tech specialists.
Professionals provide quick and affordable answers to just about any
question, anytime and from anywhere. The professionals on Pearl.com are
not employees, contractors or agents of Pearl.com but rather independent
professionals who use the site to communicate with customers. Founded in
2003, and based in San Francisco, the privately held company operates in
196 countries and 22 currencies. The mission of the company is simple
and motivating - to help people. To learn more, please visit www.pearl.com,
and follow us at twitter.com/Pearldotcom.
About the Gladstone Institutes
Gladstone is an independent and nonprofit biomedical-research
organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discovery
and innovation to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular, viral and
neurological diseases. Gladstone is affiliated with the University of
California, San Francisco.
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