Today is World Kindness Day, we figured it would be a good time to announce the Mazda Drive 4 Good event .
Mazda will be hosting this event for six weeks from 11/25/13 until 1/2/14.
How does it work? Well, during Mazda Drive for Good, Mazda will be giving back to the community in a few ways. For every Mazda test drive at our dealership, Mazda will pledge one hour of their time to a local worthy cause. If you purchase or lease any new Mazda vehicle then $100 will be donated to a select national or local charity.
The national charities include: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and the Mazda Foundation.
Come in for a test drive during these six weeks or purchase/lease a Mazda and you will walk out knowing you just helped a charity!
Now tell us, how do you help charities?
By Danielle Roller
The last round of Grappone Cares for 2013 concluded yesterday, Sunday 10/6 at 5 p.m.
To say that this was a busy round would be an understatement. Each charity promoted their cause and although only one charity can win, now we are all educated about many more charities. We had a handful of bonus rounds to help increase votes and they were very popular.
Throughout the contest there were 3 charities that stayed strong and held the lead – A.C.T.S. , NHSPCA and For the Love of Dog.
We released information about current standings and even the amount of votes you had. We would love your feedback on how we handled this round compared to the other rounds.
You all stand for amazing causes and do such wonderful things to help make our state the best it can be. Thank you for all that you do!
Below we have provided the amount of votes each charity received and were they fell in the ranking.
|37||13||Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity|
|36||16||Women’s Club of Concord NH|
|35||17||Newport Food pantry|
|34||18||American Cancer Society|
|33||19||Green Mountain Conservation Group|
|32||20||Rise Again Outreach|
|31||22||Relay For Life of the Capital Region|
|30||26||Warner Youth Sports Association|
|29||26||McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center|
|28||30||Friends of Forgotten Children|
|27||32||Girls at Work|
|26||33||Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America|
|25||38||Lakes Region Humane Society|
|24||38||Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)|
|23||40||Pemi Youth Center|
|22||42||The Front Door Agency, Inc.|
|21||43||On the Road to Recovery (OTRTR)|
|20||43||Payson Center for Cancer Care|
|19||51||Granite State Choral Society|
|18||61||Annie’s angels Memorial Fund|
|17||72||Genesis Behavioral Health|
|16||74||Community Alliance of Human Services|
|15||103||Manchester East Cobras Youth Football and Spirit|
|14||144||The Friendly Kitchen|
|13||175||Best Buddies of NH|
|12||271||New Hampshire Humane Society|
|11||334||Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua|
|10||342||The Palace Theatre|
|9||359||National Alliance on Mental Illness|
|8||462||Franklin Animal Shelter|
|6||719||UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center|
|5||1032||Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy|
|4||1132||Food For Children|
|3||1823||Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.)|
|2||2476||The New Hampshire SPCA|
|1||4136||For The Love of Dog|
This is the last weekend of Grappone Cares for the year! Every vote counts!
We will be allowing everyone to vote ONCE EVERY HOUR starting at 5 p.m. tonight (10/4) until voting closes on Sunday at 5 p.m. EST!
If you want to know how many votes your charity already has we have decided to provide that information for you! It is now up to you to get as many votes as possible in the next 48 hours! Good Luck everyone.
|26||Warner Youth Sports Association|
|17||Green Mountain Conservation Group|
|38||Lakes Region Humane Society|
|17||Newport Food pantry|
|18||Rise Again Outreach|
|26||Friends of Forgotten Children|
|330||The Palace Theatre|
|17||American Cancer Society|
|12||Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity|
|47||Granite State Choral Society|
|334||Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua|
|2119||The New Hampshire SPCA|
|51||Annie’s angels Memorial Fund|
|38||Pemi Youth Center|
|33||Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America|
|378||Franklin Animal Shelter|
|40||On the Road to Recovery (OTRTR)|
|816||Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy|
|66||Genesis Behavioral Health|
|16||Women’s Club of Concord NH|
|255||New Hampshire Humane Society|
|24||McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center|
|64||Community Alliance of Human Services|
|35||Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)|
|2644||For The Love of Dog|
|32||Girls at Work|
|153||Best Buddies of NH|
|37||The Front Door Agency, Inc.|
|20||Relay For Life of the Capital Region|
|836||Food For Children|
|344||National Alliance on Mental Illness|
|75||Manchester East Cobras Youth Football and Spirit|
|516||UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center|
|1322||Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.)|
|41||Payson Center for Cancer Care|
|117||The Friendly Kitchen|
Happy October! Everyone has been working so hard this past week and a half voting for their charity and spreading the word. For the extreme dedication and passion we have seen this round we are going to do something we haven’t done yet this year; we are going to give you the ranking of every charity in contest!
Don’t forget, a lot of these charities are fighting for the same cause. We know this money can help all of the charities but regardless of the outcome remember that the money will help.
We aren’t doing this to discourage any charity, in fact we want you to know if your hard work has paid off and if it hasn’t don’t give up yet. Continue promoting your cause and participate in the mini contests we are holding this week. If you are in the lead continue doing what you are already doing. Each and every charity does so much good and we want everyone to know what amazing charities and people exist in New Hampshire.
|37||Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity|
|36||Relay For Life of the Capital Region|
|35||Women’s Club of Concord NH|
|34||American Cancer Society|
|33||Newport Food pantry|
|32||Green Mountain Conservation Group|
|31||McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center|
|30||Rise Again Outreach|
|29||Friends of Forgotten Children|
|28||Warner Youth Sports Association|
|27||Girls at Work|
|26||Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America|
|25||The Front Door Agency, Inc.|
|24||Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)|
|23||Pemi Youth Center|
|22||On the Road to Recovery (OTRTR)|
|21||Payson Center for Cancer Care|
|20||Annie’s angels Memorial Fund|
|19||Lakes Region Humane Society|
|18||Granite State Choral Society|
|17||Community Alliance of Human Services|
|16||Genesis Behavioral Health|
|15||Manchester East Cobras Youth Football and Spirit|
|14||The Friendly Kitchen|
|13||Best Buddies of NH|
|12||New Hampshire Humane Society|
|11||The Palace Theatre|
|10||National Alliance on Mental Illness|
|9||Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua|
|8||Franklin Animal Shelter|
|6||UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center|
|5||Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy|
|4||Food For Children|
|3||Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.)|
|2||The New Hampshire SPCA|
|1||For The Love of Dog|
This week we will feature a different contest every day to help give charities in the Grappone Cares contest a chance to earn extra votes.
Each contest will take place on one of our Facebook pages.
On Tuesday 10/1 we will have a contest on Grappone Toyota’s Facebook: The two winners for this contest are Samantha Currier and Jessica Bryant, they can each give 25 votes to a charity of their choice!
On Wednesday 10/2 we will have a contest on Grappone Ford’s Facebook
On Thursday 10/3 we will have a contest on Grappone Honda’s Facebook
We will also host a RT to Win contest on Twitter so make sure you are following us to see the tweet!
On Friday 10/4 we will have a contest on Grappone Hyundai’s Facebook
If you answer the questions correctly by the deadline (which will be stated in the post) your name will be entered into a drawing. A random winner will be chosen and given the opportunity to donate extra votes to a charity of their choice in the Grappone Cares contest
Hint: If you like each of these pages you will be able to follow the contests and be one of the first to know about them.
We wish you all luck. And keep your eyes open for surprise contests throughout.
Voting has begun for Grappone Cares. You will have two weeks to help your favorite charity win $5,000. You can vote once every 24-hour period! Share the link with your friends to help increase the chances of your charity winning. We have 30 charities in the running. Voting will end May 16, 2013 8 p.m. EST. Good luck to everyone!
Here are a list of the charities:
-Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
-A.C.T.S. Assistance Canine Training Services
-Live and Let Live Farm
-Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption
-Plymouth State University
-The Way Home
-Voices Against Violence
-Cocheco Valley Humane Society
-Sullivan County Humane Society
-NH Humane Society
-Open Hands Resource Center
-Greater Nashua YMCA
-New Outlook Teen Center
-NH Lakes Association
-Food for Children
-CATCH Neighborhood Housing
-More Than Wheels
-Tilton Senior Center
-Pittsfield Youth Workshop
-Rise Again Outreach
-David’s House Inc.
-The Junior Service League of Concord
-Run for the Fallen NH
-Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
-The Friends Program
-The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center
-Friends of Forgotten Children
Grappone Cares! What does Grappone care about? Everything! Our community, our neighbors, charities, non-profits.
We want to help out local charities by giving away $20,000 to the charities/non-profits of YOUR choice. If you head over to our Facebook page you can nominate a New Hampshire organization that meets the qualifications:
Charities must be IRS-recognized 501 (C) (3)s; charities may not be political or lobbying organizations; charities should not discriminate based on race, gender or creed; and charities may not serve their own memberships exclusively (such as fraternal groups). Charities must be located in New Hampshire. If you have won a Grappone Cares/Toyota Match Program contest then you are not eligible to win in 2013.
Grappone Cares will take place over 4 months and each month the charity with the most votes will win $5,000. Organizations that have won Grappone Cares/Toyota Match Program contests are not eligible.
The first round of nominations will be from 4/18/13 – 4/30/13 8 am EST. Voting will be 5/2/13-5/16/13 8 am EST. You can vote once a day (once per 24 hour period).