CIT colleagues around the world have made extraordinary efforts to help end hunger in the communities in which we live and work. One way or another, we've all contributed to the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others. Now, for the third year, CIT is letting everyone join in on the gift of giving - starting this week, we've launched the 2015 CIT Foodortunity Contest.
About the Contest
Here's how it works: The CIT Foodortunity Contest allows everyone who supports food charities to vote online for their favorite nominated organization. Individuals are encouraged to vote once a day, every day the contest is open (now through August 28). The food charity with the greatest number of total votes will receive a $10,000 donation from CIT. The first runner-up will get $5,000 and the second runner-up will receive $2,500.
Foodortunity,part of CIT's Shared Harvest global food drive program,is a great way to raise awareness of the need to support the local nonprofits that are the very fabric of our communities. A huge success the last two years, the FOODORTUNITY contest is another example of our efforts to give back to the communities where our employees live and work.
CIT community involvement teams in all regions where CIT maintains offices were each asked to nominate a food-related charity to be in the running to win donations. The charities waiting for your votes are:
Children's Wishing Well in Singapore;
DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC;
Food Bank For New York City;
Food for Life in Burlington, Canada;
God's Pit Crew in Danville, VA;
Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County in Morris Plains, NJ;
LifeNet4Families in Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
Mandarin Food Bank in Jacksonville, FL;
New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester, NH; and the
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, NC. If you don't see your favorite food-related charity here, you can also create a write-in ballot. Once a write-in charity receives 100 votes, it will be added to the list of nominated charities and be eligible for public voting.
Vote and Share!
Visit CIT Foodortunity Contest on cit.com to learn more about the food-related charities we've nominated and vote for the one you think most deserves our donation. Remember, everyone can vote once a day, every day while the contest is open. All votes are anonymous.
Once you've decided which charity you'd like to win, be sure to spread the word on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter or e-mail to rally friends, family and colleagues to join you! It's easy - use the "Share this Page" icons on the upper right of the contest page.
Last year CIT donated $10,000 to the first place winner of our Foodortunity contest - the Danville House of Hope, located in Danville, Virginia. The Jacksonville, Florida-based Mandarin Food Bank received $5,000 as the first runner-up, and $2,500 went to Food For Life, based in Burlington, Ontario as the second runner-up.
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