Imagine the good that could be done in your community with a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant from State Farm. Feed hungry children, provide a safe playground, clean up a neighborhood — think of all the good that could be done. Thanks to State Farm, 40 communities throughout the United States and Canada will soon be awarded $25,000 and the opportunity to do all of that good.
The Neighborhood Assist Grant program is in its second year, and I am pleased to partner with Mom Central to tell you about this fantastic program and how you can get involved in supporting the causes that you feel most passionate about. Some of the standout winners from the 2012 grant include a dog-rescue shelter and a group of kids who deliver food to their community’s homeless population — by skateboard. Check out the video below to learn more about the program and last year’s winners
This year the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, a group of 30 students ages 17-20, narrowed down 3,000 submissions to the top 200 worthy causes been nominated for the grant. All 200 causes have been carefully selected based on the their ability to make the community better. Representing 46 states and providences in the US and Canada the final decision as to which 40 causes will earn a Neighborhood Assist Grant is left up to the voting public — that means you.
Vote for Your Community
Through April 22 you can vote for your favorite cause, and on April 29 the top 40 voted-upon causes will each be awarded $25,000 to fund projects to make their community better. You can vote up to 10 times per day, per person. Vote for one cause or vote for 10, it’s up to you how you use your votes — just use them.
Of course, I am partial to supporting causes in Florida, and I was thrilled to see 13 amazing organizations represented. It was hard to decide how to cast my votes, but ultimately I split my votes among projects aimed at helping to feed Florida’s ever-growing community of hungry children. (And I will be back tomorrow to cast 10 more votes for my home state!) By the way, one of grants awarded in 2012 funded a project in Florida to provide shade structures for a park. Pretty cool project.
This is your chance to help decide who will be awarded a $25,000, so check out the applicants and cast your vote.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of State Farm and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.