On Nov. 14, The Press will launch a new Facebook contest in which you’re invited to nominate your favorite 501(c)(3) nonprofit for the opportunity to win a full-page, full-color ad in all Press newspapers and on The Press Web site (a $2,730 value), plus a featured profile of the organization.
“It’s that time of year when people want to give back, but with the way the economy is, some people don’t have the means to support their favorite local charities,” said Press Social Media Manager Michele Chatburn. “This is an out-of-the-box idea that helps the community support a charity without spending a penny. All you do is log onto Facebook and vote.”
The nomination process kicks off Monday, Nov. 14. You’re invited to nominate your favorite local nonprofit by writing a brief statement about the organization and why it’s a worthy cause in need of community support. The nomination period closes Sunday, Nov. 20, and voting runs from Nov. 21 to 27. Facebook users can vote once a day during the voting period, so you can vote for the same charity each time or vote for several groups throughout the week. To nominate a local charity, click here.
“Here at the Press, we want to help support our local nonprofits and show our appreciation for all they do for the community,” Chatburn said. “Many of our local charities have fallen on tough times, so we’re offering the winning nonprofit a profile in the paper and the full page ad, which they can use whenever it’s convenient for them to promote an event or ask for donations or volunteers.”
Nominees must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits to qualify. A 501(c)(3) organization is tax exempt, so donations made to it are tax deductable. For a complete list of 501(c)(3) nonprofits registered with the Internal Revenue Service, visit www.irs.gov/charities
For more information about the contest, call Chatburn at 925-634-1441, ext. 128.