This year seems like the year of philanthropy voting - Charities are not asking for dollars they are asking their supporters and friends to vote for them instead!
More and more corporations (Like Neutrogena, see below) are supporting charities and non profits by asking their customers to vote for their favorite.
This is a great way of engaging customers, using social media and being seen as great philanthropists, but should charities have to be pit against each other?
How can you choose one over the other? For example, School on Wheels is in the running to win a share of $250,000 but the two other education non profits that voters can choose from are arguably just as deserving (Junior Achievements Charity and Arts for All).
Maybe this is a way for the general public to find out about the great non profits out there or feel like they are supporting a worthy cause without having to put their hand in their pockets and donate. What do you think?
NEUTROGENA - WAVE FOR CHANGE, TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON PROFIT
School on Wheels is honored to have been chosen as one of three education non profits to be part of this years Neutrogena Wave for Change Campaign.
Neutrogena is giving $1 from every Neutrogena acne, facial cleansing, or cosmetic product purchased and registered between now and August 31, up to $250,000.
You can vote for School on Wheels on the same website (http://www.neutrogena.com/category/wave+for+change.do ). An individual can vote for one organization in each of their three categories (education, environment, disaster relief). One organization from each of the three categories will receive 1/3 of the total donation.
Voting is open to anyone (no purchase necessary). We hope you will vote for us and spread the word about our nomination.
"I think that it is incredible that people were able to come together and really get into this to make a big difference. For me, I really think education is important and I am always going to schools and talking to children. It is a really awesome thing to be a part of."
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR SCHOOL ON WHEELS
Team School on Wheels