What is the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant?
Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. Now through March 6, people from the United States and Canada can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ grant.
I was trying to think of my passion in our community and I didn’t have to think long. My passions in this community are around the kids. Friday is the first Math and Science Night at Grace’s school. Why? I asked why there were not family learning activities at the school. I said I would help plan and then I ended up planning the whole event. My undergraduate degree is an engineering degree and I LOVE to hear about activities around the math and science topics. I know our kids will have an introduction to math and science being fun but that needs to be an option for all of the kids in our community. Yes, math and science can be fun. Dancing Raisins … Catapults … you know you would enjoy those activities too. I am so excited to share these with the kids on Friday.
Now it is your turn to think. How do you come up with idea? Think about areas of your town that need improved. Think about a subject you love … education, safety, etc.!
We were excited to see an effort local to us as a winner from last year’s program! The PACEM Shelter project is located in Charlottesville, VA just near us. Our church is part of the efforts to help house these men in our community during the cold winter months. Brian spent one night our church with these men and they are amazing. This program is amazing. “PACEM provided shelter for 229 people last year (2011) during the cold weather months when the chance of freezing on the streets was a very real concern.”
Was a there a winner in your community last year? Check out the list to see. Maybe even take a idea to expand it your to area or your loves!
Check out this overview video of the program:
Be sure to check out the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Website for more information on how to apply. Just ready to vote? Head over to the State Farm Neighborhood assist voting tab on Facebook!
What would you nominate for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant Program? Leave us a comment and let us know.
NOTE: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of State Farm and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.