Holidays - A Time for Giving Back
Holidays are a great time to make a difference by giving back to the community. Charities do more than you can imagine, from “Habitat for Humanity” who builds homes for families in need to “Heifer International” which gives livestock that provides food and income to international villages. These non-profit organizations do so much to help the less fortunate, but they cannot do it alone.
Since 2004, OnTrac has been hosting a food and clothing drive for the Center for Hope in Mesa, Arizona. Last year, we focused our drive on the babies and children in need. We secured gift cards, clothing, baby supplies, heavy duty strollers, and many other goods for the children. The Center for Hope helps young mothers battling addiction and overcoming psychological disorders by providing a long-term safe and structured environment. The OnTrac baby drive aids the Center for Hope in their effort to help these women and children get back on their feet.
This year, along with Center for Hope’s food and clothing drive, OnTrac is donating funds to the Ronald McDonald House to provide a 7-day "home away from home" for a child and his/her family. These children and families need to travel to Phoenix to receive treatment for a serious, often life-threatening illness or injury. Medical bills can be very expensive, making it financially impossible for the families to come to Phoenix and support their loved ones.
Here at OnTrac, we are dedicated to making a difference in the community, which is why we would like to give the winner of the Charity Challenge a $250.00 donation to the charity of their choice*. To participate, create a comment on this blog post and share with us the charity that you support, and why you believe they should receive the donation. The challenge will close at midnight on December 31, 2010. The winner will also receive a $50.00 American Express Gift Card for their own enjoyment.
Share the Challenge!
- Post on Facebook: "Tell OnTrac about the charity you support and why they should receive a donation this holiday season. Win $250 for your charity and a $50 AMEX gift card for you!http://bit.ly/hAbBYo"
- Tweet: "What charities do you support? Tell OnTrac for a chance to win $250 for your charity and a $50 AMEX card! http://bit.ly/hAbBYo"
- Blog: Write about the OnTrac challenge on your blog and link to our post. http://bit.ly/hAbBYo
*Must be a 501c3 organization