Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chase Community Giving Challenge, Help the Friendship Circle

Want to help an important cause without having to spend any money? The Chase Community Giving Challenge is making it easy.

The first round of the contest started with 500,000 charities trying to get the most votes, and now, in the second round the top 100 charities are competing for the most votes in order to win $1 million. The only Jewish organization left in the contest is the Friendship Circle.

Through the Friendship Circle, teen volunteers pair up with children and teens with special needs for fun, life-skill-building activities at its LifeTown Building. The Friendship Circle also provides support for families of children with special needs and raises awareness and acceptance within the community. The organization was started by Chabad Lubavitch of Michigan in 1994 and has since grown to include 80 locations and over 11,000 weekly volunteers worldwide.

The contest runs though next Friday the 22nd. Each person on Facebook can only vote once per charity, and it only takes a few seconds. The easiest way is to vote is to go to and then follow the links from there.

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