Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric recently announced Feeding Denver’s Hungry as the winner of its newly formatted Caring Community Giveaway program.
Feeding Denver’s Hungry received 655 votes between the Applewood website and Facebook page. The other organizations nominated by Applewood employees for the $5,000 donation included We Don’t Waste and Metro Caring, which are both helping feed the community during the COVID-19 crisis. A voting period was held from May 26–June 9. The support for all three organizations was outstanding, resulting in Applewood donating an additional $500 to both We Don’t Waste and Metro Caring.
Applewood’s Caring Community Giveaway supports small, local nonprofits with a contribution to the organization receiving the highest votes on Applewood’s Facebook page or website. The giveaway was recently updated from a monthly $1,000 to a quarterly $5,000 award where the community has the power to vote and choose where the money will go.
Applewood employees were asked to nominate their favorite organizations based on a specific theme, which this quarter was feeding the community during the COVID-19 crisis. A random drawing of three organizations took place and then the public was asked to vote through social media and Applewood’s website.
“It’s amazing that Applewood included employees in deciding where they give their donations. I’m so glad I nominated Feeding Denver’s Hungry because now they will be able to help feed even more people” said Mary Brady, an Applewood dispatcher who nominated Feeding Denver’s Hungry.
Applewood’s Caring Community Giveaway program has existed for more than 15 years and has donated nearly $200,000 to help make a difference in the community. Even during difficult times, such as the pandemic, Applewood has found a way to sustain its support through its community giving programs.
The next giveaway will take place in September.