Published on November 28, 2017 by Blake Powers
Happy Giving Tuesday!
The votes are in and Giving Tuesday is a great time to say thank you for participating in our Thanksgiving charity vote.
Instead of buying Thanksgiving cards we donate the money we would have spent to charities. We e-mail our customers instead of mailing the cards and ask them to participate by voting for the charity of their choice. Based on the vote ratio each charity receives, we divide up the donation.
Normally we donate $2,000. This year we were truly overwhelmed with the responses we received so to be fair to all the great charities we increased the funds to $3,000.
Your votes have been counted and the donations will be made as follows:
These are all fantastic charities, and ones that we support all year long in a number of ways. The Thanksgiving charity e-mail and vote not only allows us to share the giving experience with customers and help great charities but it also helps us raise awareness of these organizations.
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Thank you again for your participation!