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Nonprofit Newsletter Drive: Read About the Winners

Patch is proud to name the charities receiving donations through our Nonprofit Newsletter Drive.

Dear Readers,

A little while back, Patch pledged to donate up to $3,000 to local charities through our Nonprofit Newsletter Drive. We invited you to sign up for your local Patch newsletter and, in the process, to name a nonprofit to receive a donation on your behalf.

Nearly 3,500 of you took part, naming nonprofits that work with children, the poor, sexual assault victims and the disabled. Many of you also showed your support for the arts and dozens of other worthy causes in your community.

We want you to know that a total of 19 nonprofits will benefit from your support. The top recipients are:

The other recipients are:

At Patch, we are committed to giving back to our communities, and not just by reporting the news. The Nonprofit Newsletter Drive is one way we've done that. And every few months, Patch employees close the lids on our laptops and spend time doing hands-on volunteer work during our Give 5 days.

We also provide free space on our sites for people to post an announcement and spread the word about the good work that nonprofits are doing.

Clearly a lot of you also care about giving back. Thank you for participating in our Nonprofit Newsletter Drive.

Charles Orgbon July 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Greening Forward also should have won a reward. I personally signed up a number of our members. Please contact me at corgbon@greeningforward.org if Patch would like to discuss this.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 02, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Interesting... Why didn't they sign up themselves? Were IP addresses used in the counting process somehow?
Pamela July 02, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I find it interesting that you used the word "reward" here. I'm wondering if you thought you should automatically receive a "reward" for your efforts of personally signing up members for this newsletter drive. According to this article, nearly 3,500 people (probably from all over Atlanta) participated and nominated many worthy charities for a share of only $3,000. I'm certain that there were more than 19 charities that were nominated to receive funds. Where are their funds? Should everyone who was entered receive a "reward"? I'm wondering if you took a look at each one of the web sites of the organizations that received an award. Do you know what the awards were based on? I'm going to challenge you to look up the meaning of "award", vs. "reward". I'm very concerned that you are part of a generation that feels entitled to a reward for everything it lays its hands on. The fact that you didn't receive anything doesn't mean that you don't have a good cause - it means that there were other organizations that were either nominated more times than you or fit the committee's criteria better. While children get "rewarded" for participation in everything they do, adults in the real world don't always get a reward.... or maybe we do when we find one within ourselves and choose to be happy that we're making a difference in the world.
Darlene McDonald July 03, 2012 at 06:47 PM
We at HomeStretch say thanks to BB &T for signing on as the Business Partner Sponsor for our upcoming golf tournament. It’s set for August 27 at The Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta. If you see this post, please re-post and encourage yourself and your friends to sign up to play golf. Register at www.homestretchgolf.com. Thanks again BB&T for your support of HomeStretch.
Darlene McDonald July 03, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Thank you, Patch staff, for recognizing HomeStretch (Housing Initiative of North Fulton) with a contribution! Our mission to assist homeless, working families in the north metro area is critical, especially during the dire economic conditions we've experiened over the past few years. Patch readers--gain more insight about HomeStretch at www.homestretch.org. And thanks to all the HomeStretch supporters who signed up for news from Patch.

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