You all know that charity is very dear to me. I try to give away most of my donations to local charities. I’ve given to local food bank many times, and recently I donated over 1500.00 in products to the Eastside Domestic Violence Shelter. I even have a new stack ready to donate to a new charity soon. It’s really exciting to make a difference in my community and blogging allows me to do that. Because of how much it means to me I wanted to share this opportunity with all of you:
Markham Vineyards, the Napa Valley winery known for its community involvement, recently announced its call for applicants to the third-annual Mark of Distinction program. This program was started in 2008 to motivate individuals to make a positive impact in their community. It rewards two winners with $25,000 grants each to help them make a lasting change – or “Mark of Distinction” in their communities.
To enter, go to the “Nominations” page on www.MarkhamMarkofDistinction.com anytime before July 19th and submit a proposal of no more than 300 words that describes the initiative and inspiration along with a brief budget that details how the project funds will be used. On August 10th, 10 finalists will be chosen and featured on the Mark of Distinction website, where the public can vote for their favorite two projects, who will each receive $25,000 grants to turn their passion into a reality.
For more inspiration, check out the stories of winners from previous years by visiting www.MarkhamMarkofDistinction.com and clicking “Making Their Mark.”
This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference in their community.