Dear Community Agency:
The Post’s Season to Share program features needy people in our community and gives our readers a chance to donate money to make their holiday brighter. Last year Post readers contributed over $880,000 to our Season to Share drive. The money helped lots of struggling families and the agencies in our community that support them.
Once again, we need your help to make this year’s drive successful. This opportunity is open to all good standing 501c3 agencies in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Please note we will not be able to include St. Lucie County agencies anymore.
Please nominate a special family/person who should be included in our Season to Share feature section on Sunday, November 25, 2018. They should have a specific need that reflects the work your agency does.
The Season to Share board will select 10 to 13 nominees. Limit: 1 nominee submission per agency. Those selected must be willing to use their name and be photographed. In depth background checks will be made on the nominee and anyone living in their home.
In addition to the stories, we will be listing the name and address of your agency, so readers who want to donate goods instead of cash can work directly with you. If your agency’s nominee is selected, please be prepared to work with direct donors. Please let your nominee know that many needs may be met through readers’ donations of gently used items. We will need a very accurate accounting of any donations you receive at the end of the program so please keep good records.
The Post has formed the Season to Share charity to handle the contributions. When the donations come in, the STS board will disburse the money to the agencies to fulfill the need of the chosen families. Thanks to the generosity of our readers the program is successful enough to raise a great deal of money — often more than enough to meet the needs of a particular nominee. It is our intention that, in that case, other families in need will receive assistance. Any remaining money may be divided among participating agencies and other holiday programs as our charity’s board decides.
Please send the original (with signatures) application to our office by October 1, 2018. Late applications may not be considered. If you have any questions, please call or email Janie Fogt, Season to Share Coordinator, at (561) 820-4262; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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