BankGloucester will be giving away a total of $15,000 to 15 community organizations in October. The way the winners are chosen is by votes from the community itself. Voting begins on Monday, August 27th. Most of the organizations are from Gloucester, with a few from the surrounding area. This is the 5th year that BankGloucester has given back to the community in this way. Since your blog is such a part of Gloucester, I am hoping you could help put the word out for people to vote.
BankGloucester will donate a total of $15,000 to 15 community organizations on Cape Ann!
Supporting organizations that are important to the residents of Cape Ann is one of the ways that BankGloucester gives back to the community. Over the past four years BankGloucester has given at total of $60,000 to non-profit and community organizations through their “Banking for the Community” Program. This year, their 125th anniversary, they will again award a combined $15,000 to fifteen organizations. The funds will be distributed based on the number of votes received. The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000. The organization receiving the second most votes will receive $3,000. The organization with the third most votes will receive $1,000. 12 other organizations with the next highest number of votes will each receive $500.
Winners are chosen by the votes cast by community members. Beginning Monday, August 27, 2012 anyone can come into the BankGloucester for a ballot or may complete a ballot online at www.BankGloucester.com . Please one entry per person/email address. Voting closes on September 28, 2012. Information about the organizations is available on the bank’s website and in the lobby located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester.
The following organizations are included on this year’s ballot: Action, Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann YMCA, Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Gloucester Education Foundation, Healing Abuse/Working for Change (HAWC), Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, Open Door Food Pantry, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Rose Baker Senior Center, Senior Care Inc., The Gloucester Fund, and Wellspring Inc.