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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bronx Groups Vying for Pepsi Grant Money; Vote!

A number of charitable Bronx groups are asking the public to vote online for the chance to win grant money from Pepsi. The soda company's "Refresh Project," gives away millions each month to fund projects and ideas across the country. Groups can submit proposals in a number of grant categories--like health, education, the planet--and have 30 days to get as many votes as possible. Groups with the most votes win the money.

Through the end of November, you can go online and cast your support for five different local groups (you can vote for up to10  ideas per day).

South Bronx United Soccer Club uses on sports as a vehicle to help at-risk youths; they're trying to win $25,000 to expand a college readiness program, including after-school tutoring and SAT and test prep classes. You can vote for them here.

Good Shepherd Services is competing for $250,000 to launch an anti-obesity and diabetes campaign at after-school programs in the Bronx and Brooklyn, including healthy cooking classes and trips to farms.

Elevate New York wants to launch a mentoring nonprofit at three Bronx schools with low graduation rates.

PS 170 is looking to save its nine-year-old arts after-school program, which is in danger of being axed this year due to budget cuts.

Project Life Impact is vying for $50,000 to support free after-school programs in the borough.

You can vote for all five of these groups once a day (click on any of the above links to do so). Voting closes at the end of the month. So far, there haven't been any Bronx winners since Pepsi launched the competition in February.

1 comment:

  1. Voted for the Good Shepherd project because I like irony. Pepsi supporting an "anti-obesity diabetes campaign". I guess you start with not drinking their products?


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