Win $25K for Your Cause — Sponsored Post

Win 25K for Your CauseIt’s not always easy being a volunteer in a small town. A smaller population means a smaller pool of volunteers to pick from. A smaller pool of volunteers means a lot more work for the few … for the good of the many. And you don’t get a whole lot of thanks for it.

So why do people do it? They do it for the feeling it gives them and for the people they help. They do it because it’s a part of them. They do it because this is how things get better in this world — one person helping another, one small moment of paying it forward at a time.

And every once in awhile, a miracle happens. A little something crops up to give you the pat on the back you need. The Turbana Corporation — you may know them as the folks who bring bananas to America for our little monkeys, er, kids — is promoting a Win 25K For Your Cause project on Facebook this month.

Good news? It gets better. The corporation isn’t picking the causes … or the winners. It’s all coming down to every day folks in real community nominating their favorite worthy charities, and then voting to give them a boost.

Want in? Of course you do!

You want to give people who live and work in your backyard — and then go out after work to do more for free — a boost. You want to say “thank you” to people who do a job that can be pretty thankless … but is also more vital than almost any out there.

Consider this — volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charity as non-volunteers. And the estimated value of volunteerism to the US economy is $175 billion. BILLION.

And yet, only 26.5 percent of Americans are volunteers, putting in 32.4 hours per American resident.

Volunteers are our backbone. They are our communities.

And they could use a little pat on the back now and then. Not to mention some cash to help spread that burden around to a few more shoulders!

All you have to do is hit up the Turbana Facebook page — where they’ve been “Growing Smiles, Sharing Goodness” to give your local volunteer organization a shout out. Then talk up the 25K For Your Cause campaign. The contest will run July 1 through August 11.

Who will you nominate?

 

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Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by Turbana, and as such I received compensation.

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