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January Donation Giveaway Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's first Donation Give-Away drawing of 2018! Congratulations goes to Kristin Melton, Marketing & Development Director at Bloom Our Youth. The Fayetteville, Georgia-based charity (just south of Atlanta) provides safe shelter and physical, educational, and emotional support to children who have been the victims of abuse, neglect and other tragic circumstances. It's our honor to be able to donate a $1,000 Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree for their use in an upcoming fundraiser.

  • 9 min read
  • Jan 25, 2018 8:37:56 AM

January Donation Give-away Winner Announced! Congrats goes to...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first Donation Give-Away drawing of 2017! Congratulations goes to Michael Stopka, Executive Director at Mattoon Area P.A.D.S. in Mattoon, Ill., an emergency shelter and community resource open to all individuals and families in need. It's our honor to be able to donate a 3-night stay at the spectacular Kinzie Hotel in Chicago, a Preferred Hotels property, for their use in an upcoming raffle. After the drawing, we reached out to Michael to find out how he plans to use the prize to generate revenue for their lifesaving services in central Illinois. Read on to learn more about their cause, plus get a sneak peek at our next giveaway prize. Comprehensive care for those at risk Since 2003, Mattoon Area P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) has served as a safe haven for hundreds of homeless or at-risk individuals and families every year. "We are an emergency shelter open for men, women and children," Michael explains. "On average we provide over 4,500 shelter nights per year to those most in need."

  • 5 min read
  • Jan 17, 2017 7:15:00 AM

July Donation Give-Away Winner Announced! Drumroll please...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our third Donation Give-Away drawing of 2016! Congratulations goes to Doug Tiede, Special Events Manager for the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in Apple Valley, Minn. The Foundation secures gifts, hosts special events and advocates on behalf of the Minnesota Zoo. Its mission: to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Since 1978, the Zoo has become a state, national, and international leader in wildlife conservation and environmental education.

  • 6 min read
  • Jul 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

April Donation Give-Away Winner: Heather Angstreich

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our second Donation Give-Away drawing of 2016! Congratulations goes to Heather Angstreich of Bethpage, NY. Heather is the Special Events Coordinator for Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities (ACLD), a leading not-for-profit agency on Long Island that proudly serves the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • 5 min read
  • Apr 12, 2016 8:41:46 AM

May Give-Away Winner: Congratulations to Connie Mattos & The Child Advocacy Center!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the May 2012 Donation Give-Away! Connie Mattos is excited to be donating the Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf to the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins, CO for use in their next fundraiser. The Child Advocacy Center is a Nonprofit whose mission it is to reduce trauma to children and their families through a comprehensive response to child abuse. From the CAC website, www.larimercac.org: "Our vision is to eliminate child abuse through prevention and education. Where we cannot, all victims will receive comprehensive and compassionate services from an effective team of professionals." The CAC conducts forensic interviews with children who have allegedly been abused, or who have been possible witnesses to violent crimes; provides support services, mental health and medical exam referrals to families; holds community trainings on child abuse issues; conducts both a school (Talking About Touching) and community based (Steward’s of Children) prevention program.

May Donation Give-Away: Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf

We are happy to announce the new Donation Give-Away for May: Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf. The winner of the monthly Donation Give-Away gets to choose an organization or fundraiser where this Winspire Experience can be used to raise money.

Congratulations to our March Donation Give-Away Winner: Love Jones & Youth For Tomorrow!

Winspire is excited to announce the winner of the March 2012 Donation Give-Away! Love D. Jones of Bristow, VA will be using the Wrigley Field Rooftop Bleachers and Dining Experience with 3-Night Fairmont Stay for two package to help raise money for the organization Youth For Tomorrow, where she works as the Director of Special Events.

Congratulations to our February Donation Give-Away Winner: Emily Leonard & The San Anselmo Preschool Center!

Winspire is thrilled to announce the winner of the February 2012 Donation Give-Away! Emily Leonard will be donating the Napa Valley Wine Train Package to the The San Anselmo Preschool Center. The San Anselmo Preschool Center offers a program that blends teacher directed activities and self-initiated learning in a setting that includes art, music, dramatic play, pre-reading manipulatives, large motor activities, and "hands on" natural science. Children work together in mixed-aged groupings except for a 45 minute "group time" each morning and afternoon. At "group time" children are divided by age with one teacher for activities appropriate to their age and development.

  • 3 min read
  • Mar 14, 2012 1:00:00 AM

March Donation Give-Away: Wrigley Field Rooftop Bleachers and Dining Experience with 3-Night Fairmont Stay for (2)

We are happy to announce the new Donation Give-Away for March: Wrigley Field Rooftop Bleachers and Dining Experience with 3-Night Fairmont Stay for (2). Winners of this month's Donation Give-Away can donate this Winspire package to be used in a fundraiser of your choice. The experience give winners the chance to take part in a Wrigley Field tradition that goes back to the first Opening Day in 1914 by watching baseball from a rooftop on Waveland Ave. Kick back and enjoy the game with fantastic ballpark food and ice cold beverages. Pass this article along to all your co-workers and friends who support your organization asking them to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to greatly increase your chances of winning! Unlike the ball field, the rooftop admission provides your seats, unlimited beverages (premium and domestic beers, California wines and soft drinks) and unlimited appetizers, entrees and desserts with a large and varied menu of popular Chicago summer fair served over the course of the game. Enjoy seasonal salads, Chicago-style hot dogs, BBQ chicken and burgers, snacks, cookies, brownies and chef’s specialties. Vegetarian items are available on request. Valid for the Chicago Cubs regular season games, subject to availability. Excludes Boston Red Sox series (June 2012) and may exclude other premium series in future seasons. ALSO INCLUDED is a three-night stay with daily breakfast for (2) at your choice of one of these 4-Diamond luxury hotels: Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park - Rising gracefully above Grant Park and Chicago's impressive lakefront, The Fairmont Chicago is located conveniently near major cultural attractions, the city's business and financial district and the world renowned shopping along the Magnificent Mile. With beautifully appointed, extraordinarily spacious guestrooms, The Fairmont Chicago offers guest privileges at the adjacent Lakeshore Athletic Club, Chicago's finest health, athletic and spa facility. - OR - Swissôtel Chicago – Located just steps from The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, you will enjoy striking lake and skyline views from your oversized guest room. Pamper yourself with the award-winning hospitality at Swissôtel Chicago, which sets the standard for downtown Chicago hotel accommodations. Precise Swiss service - combined with American energy and European elegance - make this distinctive landmark the perfect place for distinguished tastes. The winner of the monthly Donation Give-Away gets to choose an organization or fundraiser where this Winspire Experience can be used to raise money. To be eligible for our monthly Donation Give-Away, you must Like Us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter. If you do both, you double your chances of winning. Like on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend Each month we will select at random from all online followers. There is no limit to the number of people from your Non-Profit who can enter, so send this along to your staff and get as many people to participate as possible! Questions? Email Us. Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Subscribe to our Newsletter

January Give-Away Winner: Congratulations to Becci Ruder & Leadership Pikes Peak!

Winspire is thrilled to announce the winner of the January 2012 Donation Give-Away! Becci Ruder, Program Coordinator for Leadership Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, will be auctioning off the Mario Andretti Racing Experience at LPP's annual event, Hats Off to Leadership, on Saturday, April 21 at the United States Air Force Academy. All money raised at the gala will directly support the programs offered by Leadership Pikes Peak. Since 1979, LPP has been producing community leaders who have had a profound and lasting impact on the education, health, political, business, nonprofit, and civic sectors of our community.

  • 3 min read
  • Feb 8, 2012 6:00:00 PM

February Donation Give-Away: Napa Valley Wine Train Experience

We are happy to announce the new Donation Give-Away for February: Napa Valley Wine Train and 2-Night Stay at the Meritage Resort and Spa. Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour journey for (2) along the thirty-six mile round-trip between the historic town of Napa through one of the world's most famous wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena and back. Following your journey, relax in your lavish guest room at the Meritage Resort and Spa which features plush beds, marble baths, plasma TVs and daily continental breakfast. Located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet, the Meritage Resort and Spa is situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard and offers an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts.

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