$75,000 could be ours
Posted on September 30th, 2013 by Beth
At risk of showing my age here, I just gotta say, Paul Newman was one of those actors you just couldn’t resist. It’s still a thrill to have anything at all to do with Paul Newman, so I am tickled to learn that Newman’s Own Foundation has chosen Easter Seals and Dixon Center as one of a few nonprofit organizations to participate in their new Honoring Those Who Serve Challenge.
The Foundation is continuing Paul Newman’s commitment to the brave men and women in the military community, and here at Easter Seals we have a strong commitment to the military community, too: Easter Seals has been serving America’s veterans since WWII. As tens of thousands of service members return from Iraq and Afghanistan with new and unmet needs, the demand for the services we provide continues to increase. Our partnership with Dixon Center has expanded our reach and ability to serve veterans and their families.
Between now and Veterans Day, Newman’s Own Foundation will be donating $180,000 to organizations like ours that have highly-effective programs focused on empowering military personnel, veterans and their families. The charity that raises the most during the challenge will receive a first place $75,000 donation from the Foundation. Second and third place and bonus donations are also available.
This is a tremendous opportunity for us to get more resources to serve more military families, and our goal is to raise as much money as possible so we can win the $75,000 grand prize donation.
Here’s where you can help: please donate now to help us help more veterans. Our veterans have given so much of themselves serving our country, please help us to serve them as they face critical needs of their own when they come back home.