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Update May 5: The Chase Community Giving program has announced its top 100 charities that will each receive $25,000...and Pet Helpers was one of them with 706 votes!
Also among the top 100 were these Charleston nonprofit organizations:
- John Ancrum Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (789 votes)
- Water Missions International (750 votes)
- Historic Charleston Foundation (572 votes)
- Crisis Ministries (540 votes)
- South Carolina Aquarium (531 votes)
- South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Inc. (528 votes)
The next step in the program is for each of the 100 charities to come up with thier "Big Idea" -- what they would do if they were awarded $500,000. Then voting for round two opens up on May 19th and lasts until May 25th. The top 25 charities will be announced as the winners of round two and will share $2,500,000.
To vote for your favorite Charleston non-profit on May 19th, visit Chase Community Giving on Facebook and make sure you "Like" their page. Then search for "Pet Helpers Charleston" or any of the other local charities mentioned above to cast your vote.
First reporting: Pet Helpers is just one of many non-profit organizations that are in the running for winning $25,000.
The Chase Community Giving program was introduced in 2009 and lets Facebook fans vote to help decide where Chase donates much-needed funds.
Voting ends on May 4th, so it's imperative that you act now and vote for Pet Helpers and/or the other local non-profits in the running: Charleston Animal Society, the South Carolina Aquarium, Water Missions International, The Gibbes Museum, SC Coastal Conservation League, Historic Charleston Foundation, Crisis Ministries, and others. The top 100 charities will receive $25,000!
To vote, visit Chase Community Giving on Facebook and make sure you "Like" their page. Then search for "Pet Helpers Charleston" to cast your vote.
Have you voted yet?