Help SWFL organization Blessings in a Backpack win a $25,000 grant
Blessings in a Backpack Southwest Florida is hoping to receive a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist grant from State Farm.
Starting Aug. 18, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with an email address can help Blessings in a Backpack receive the grant by voting for their favorite cause.
Votes can be cast here.
Voters can cast 10 votes per day.
Voting goes until Aug. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
On Sept. 29, the top 40 causes will be revealed and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each affiliated nonprofit.
Blessings in a Backpack serves 5,500 students through 25 school-based programs located throughout Lee and Collier Counties. In these schools, test scores, reading skills, positive behavior, general health, and school attendance have improved dramatically due in part to students receiving the nourishment they need throughout the week and the weekends.
“Being a finalist for this grant is an incredible honor,” said Cecilia St. Arnold, Blessings in a Backpack SWFL managing director. She added, “The funds are significant and will be a tremendous help in supporting the students to ensure they don’t go hungry.”