Holiday Cheer for Charity: Support your favorite charity and help it win $20K
It's that time of year time to show support for a group of Metro Detroit nonprofits. The charity with the most votes at the end will win $20,000 from The Detroit News!
The first round of the Detroit News Holiday Cheer for Charity gets underway Monday, November 18 at noon and closes Monday, December 2 at noon. During this time, readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite charity among those chosen to compete as a way to narrow down the finalists who will be competing for a grand prize — and whatever money they raise in the process.
Last year, FOCUS Detroit won the grand prize and raised $50,349 in the process. Overall, $133,130 was raised by the five finalists.
The nonprofits chosen to compete this year are:
The Bear Hug Foundation: Providing a supportive summer camp experience to at-risk and under-served children by partnering with community organizations and delivering a unique outdoor opportunity. Facebook | Twitter
Motor City Street Dance Academy: Enhancing the lives of Detroiters through hip-hop, physical activity, and healthy living, uplifting disenfranchised communities in Detroit and mentoring and providing a safe space for youth. Facebook | Twitter
Shades of Pink: Providing temporary emergency financial assistance to breast cancer patients throughout southeast Michigan who are experiencing financial distress due to their diagnosis and treatment. Facebook | Twitter
To vote for your favorite charity this round, go to DetroitNews.com/cheerforcharity19 and make your pick.
Each person can vote one time per day during the first round. Voting is limited to those 18 and older.
The five organizations with the most votes after round one will continue on to round two.
The second round is a call for donations. The organization to raise the most funds in this round will be awarded the $20,000 grand prize from The Detroit News. Every dollar donated via Crowdrise counts as a vote. The organization with the most donations wins.
All five finalists will keep the money they raise, with one adding the $20,000 prize. Be sure to show your support for your favorite on social media and tag us in your posts!
The second round begins Monday, December 9 at noon and continues through Monday, December 23 at noon.
For more information on how to participate, visit DetroitNews.com/cheerforcharity19.