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I participated in an Influencer Activation for State Farm Neighborhood Assist. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation
No matter where you live: be it a large city or a small town, chances are that you wish you could do something positive to make a difference in your community. If you probably also wish there was a way that you could support your favorite charitable cause.
Guess what? There is a really cool way to do both! You can submit a voting entry for your community and favorite cause through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist initiative.
Launched in 2012, the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program connects individuals and communities with local non-profits to build safer, stronger, better-educated communities. Through this annual social media event, the program awards $25,000 grants to a total of 40 causes for the year to assist them in identifying and solving problems in the communities in which they serve and to make positive impact in their neighborhood.
Supporting your favorite cause is simple! Just visit the State Farm Neighborhood Assist section on the State Farm Facebook page and click the “Submit A Cause” button. From there, just complete the information forms, and you are all set!
The best part is that the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program is not limited to certain causes – you can submit any cause that would help improve your neighborhood! The only requirement is that the cause submitted supports one of three areas: Education, Safety or Community development. You can vote more than once, and the 40 causes with the most votes will receive the winning grants.
What can communities do with the grants? How about demolishing an old vacant building and using the space to build playground or community garden for beautification? Or maybe implementing a neighborhood recycling program or neighborhood watch group to keep your family safe? The possibilities are endless!
If you have a community cause (or several of them!) that you are passionate about, there is no better way to show your support than through this awesome program! Just think of all of the wonderful things your neighborhood could do with $25,000! Entries are accepted now until June 3, so Submit your favorite cause and get the word out to everyone you know to vote! You never know: Your community cause could be one of the winners!
Submit your cause for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program by using the entry on Facebook here. To learn more about the program and previous winners, visit the website here. You can also connect with State Farm on Twitter.