GIVE BACK is our way of engaging the online community in support of worthy organizations in the Quincy, Illinois area. We feel it is important to support our local community. As a small part of how we GIVE BACK to the Quincy community, we would like to have your suggestions on what organizations we should support.
Each month, Hansen-Spear Funeral Home will award $100 to the charity or non-profit that receives the most votes in the GIVE BACK contest. We are asking for your help in supporting our community. We hope that this effort will aid the charities that receive these donations as well as bring about awareness of the needs in our community.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Facebook Pages for Contest dates
2. NOMINATE your charity by posting a comment on the GIVE BACK post on our Facebook Page*
3. VOTE by LIKING the comment nominating your charity.
4. Share the contest on Facebook to gather support for your charity from your friends
5. WIN $100 for your charity by having the most votes at the end of the GIVE BACK Contest.
6. Charities are eligible to win once every 12 months.**
* Charities may only be nominated once per contest. If the charity you wish to support has already been nominated, please vote for that nomination as the duplication nomination and votes on the duplicate nomination will be disqualified.
** Charities that have won in the past 12 months are not eligible. For Example: if your charity won in January 2012, you are eligible again in January 2013.
GIVE BACK – $100 Award Recipients
March 2014 - Contest begins March 17, 2014
February 2014 - Rocky & Connie Boling Benefit
January 2014 - Homeward Bound Wagin
December 2013 - St. Dominic School – Mrs. O’Neal’s Class
November 2013 - Liberty High School – Washington tornado fund
In the picture above, I am presenting the GIVE BACK donation to Connor Wolf (Liberty High School Student Council President), Jessica Kearns (student council freshman representative), and Mrs. Karen Carper (Liberty High School Principal).
On the 25th of November a group of Liberty High School students traveled to the Washington, Illinois area to help with the clean up after the tornado. Since all students could not attend, but wanted to help, the LHS Student Council raised money through bucket donations and a bake sale. The council was able to send $578.00 to Washington Middle School to help replace book bags, musical instruments, books and supplies that were destroyed by the storm. With the GIVE BACK Donation from Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, they will be able to send additional money to Washington Middle School. The council will continue to collect funds and help with the rebuilding of Washington. More students are currently planning a trip to help with the clean up during Christmas break.
The need to help Washington, Illinois came with the concern of our principal, Mrs. Karen Carper. Mrs. Carper grew up in Washington and still has a number of family members and friends residing in the area. A number of students also have relatives and connections to the area.
October 2013 – THE GIVE BACK Contest will resume in November 2013. In the meantime, Visit or Facebook Page and LIKE Us to Help Support the Blessing Breast Center. We will Donate $1.00 to the Blessing Breast Center for each new fan through the end of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
August 2013 - Six String Heroes
July 2013 - Triple Winners: Hayden Hoskins, Relay for Life (Jasmine Cobb), and Jill Reffett Family/Reece’s Rainbow
June 2013 - Contest Cancelled – look for a special contest in JULY
May 2013 - Emergency Disaster Services of the Salvation Army
April 2013 – Jakob Carle
March 2013 – Horizons Social Services
February 20132 - Special Olympics Polar Plunge – Team Mighty Plungers
January 2013 - Friends of Alan Madden
December 2012 - Jackson Weppler
November 2012 – Easton Superman Zanger
October 2012 – Hungry for Music
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September 2012 - Boy Scouts
August 2012 - Quincy K9 Connection
July 2012 - Advocacy Network for Children
June 2012 - Great River TEC
May 2012 – Fishing for Freedom
April 2012 – Relay for Life (Dancin’ for a Cure Team)
March 2012 - Six String Heroes of Quincy, Illinois
February 2012 (Round 2) - Miss Jenna’s Rainbow Event
February 2012 – Paw Pals
January 2012 – The Sammy Fund
Christmas 2011 - Alzheimer’s Association (Quincy Area Branch)
December 2011 – Western Elementary School (Barry, Illinois)
November 2011 - St. Dominic School