Sherman Playground one of 40 organizations to win a State Farm® Cause An Effect grant
Lynn Adams, Project Coordinator
Local State Farm Agents Beau Murray and Rich Jarvis
On Friday, June 1, the staff of Sherman Elementary is meeting with local State Farm agents and employees to celebrate the program with lunch and a check presentation.
After three weeks and more than 1.2 million votes, State Farm® will present Sherman Elementary with a $25,000 grant to improve Nampa community. Sherman Playground was one of 3,000 Cause submissions State Farm received through Cause 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 Cause will 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; Sherman Playground received an impressive 45,421 votes, the third most votes in the program.
*Photo/Interview Opportunities - All Speakers Will Be On Site And Available Before And After Presentation
1521 East Sherman Avenue
Nampa, ID 83686
6/01/12 at 11:50 - 1:00 p.m.
Angela M. Thorpe, State Farm Media Relations, (303) 264-1560
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