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Published

November 30, 2015

The 2nd Annual Be Merry, Choose a Charity Holiday Contest

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In the rush-spend-give frenzy of the holiday season, it's worth pausing to think about those we are truly thankful for this time of year. In fact, if it isn't too early to start your holiday shopping, it isn't too early to start your holiday giving either!

To celebrate the festive season, Blue Compass is proud to launch the 2nd annual Be Merry, Choose a Charity contest. Similar to last year, we’ve challenged each of our 30 team members to choose a non-profit that has special meaning to them. Votes are collected, friendly competition ensues and it all comes to a close with a gift for multiple charities. It kicks off today with a competitive edge that has been added to the contest this year as Blue Compass will donate to the top three charities with the most votes:

  • 1st Place = $1,000
  • 2nd Place = $500
  • 3rd Place = $250

How to Vote

To enter the Be Merry, Choose a Charity contest, visit the official page, review the charities and then vote for a Blue Compass team member’s chosen charity that you wish to support. To vote, click the "VOTE" button below the employee and charity you choose, enter your name and email address, and then click "VOTE." You can vote for one charity per day to increase your chances of winning an iPad mini and put your chosen charity in the lead! We have real-time updates on the charity placement rankings, so be sure to check back often!

You Can Make a Difference

Last year, due to an overwhelmingly close race, Blue Compass awarded the $1,000 prize to two different charities: 57 Heinz Pet & Rescue and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The contest exceeded our initial expectations and tallied over 20,000 votes. Can you help us beat that total this year?

Vote now!

Votes will be accepted November 30 through December 21, 2015. At the conclusion of the contest, Blue Compass will announce the winning charities and the recipient of the iPad mini in our newsletter and social channels.

'Tis the season for giving. Help us give the gift of charity this holiday season. Vote today ... and every day!

Happy Holidays from the Blue Compass team!