TruStone Financial’s Neighborgood contest celebrates the season of giving and the efforts of community volunteers. These four volunteers took the time to advocate for nonprofits, and because they received the most votes from the community, they’ve won a donation for their nominated organizations.
First place: Lori, who won $1,500 for the South Dakota West River Spay/Neuter Coalition.
The West River Spay/Neuter Coalition is an all-volunteer organization that works to prevent the overpopulation of stray pets by sponsoring affordable spay & neuter clinics for low-income families, and by spaying and neutering feral cats.
Runner-up: Jill, who won $350 for the Cudahy Historical Society.
The Cudahy Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization whose purpose is to preserve, advance and disseminate knowledge of the history of Cudahy, WI. They are based out of the Cudahy Train Depot and hold community events for the public throughout the year.
Runner-up: Nettie, who won $350 for Nettie & Friends.
Nettie & Friends, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization that was created to provide clothing and enriched education to children at Maxfield Elementary School in St. Paul, MN. Part of their fundraising efforts include making and selling gifts at craft shows and other venues.
Runner-up: Mary, who won $350 for Can Do Canines.
Can Do Canines is a Minnesota nonprofit that improves the lives of people with disabilities by providing trained assistance dogs at no cost to them. Their dogs give more independence to people with hearing loss, mobility challenges, seizure disorders and other disabilities.
Congratulations again to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest.
To learn more about our Neighborgood contest, visit the contest page.