The Petal School District Education Foundation is one of 40 organizations to win a State Farm® Cause An Effect grant
Mary Hill, Science and Health Instructor
Supporters of The Petal School District Education Foundation
State Farm Agents and Employees
After three weeks and more than 1.2 million votes, State Farm® will present The Petal School District Education Foundation with a $25,000 grant. The grant will be used to buy new equipment that will boost the organization's CPR training program and save lives in Petal. Thirty three Petal High School students plan to provide CPR training to 60% of Petal's residents. The Petal School District Education Foundation was one of 3,000 Cause submissions State Farm received throughCause An Effect, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that relies on non-profit organizations to create solutions to community issues identified by Facebook users.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board, a diverse group of 30 students, reviewed the 3,000 Cause submissions and helped State Farm select the top 100 finalists. State Farm then identified and paired nonprofits with each Cause; the affiliated nonprofits of the top 40 Causeswill each receive a $25,000 grant to create and execute a plan to address the Cause.
From April 27 through May 17, the Facebook community was encouraged to visit the Cause An Effect app and vote for their favorite Cause. More than 38,000 people took to Facebook during the three week period; The Petal School District Education Foundation received more than 30,033 votes, the 7th highest in the nation.
Monday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m.
Petal School District Office located on 203 East Central Avenue in Petal
Roszell Gadson, Media Relations (770) 418-5940
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