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The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation Competing for $25,000 from The Home Depot Foundation in January Facebook Contest

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The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation: One of Four Nonprofits Competing Nationwide in Foundation’s Aprons in Action Program; Winner to Compete for $250,000 in March

Denham Springs, La. (Jan. 2, 2011) – The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation has been selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win up to $25,000 from The Home Depot.

Voting begins Jan. 2 and runs through Jan. 31 at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.  The organization with the most votes will win the $25,000 prize and be in the running for the grand prize of $250,000 this March.  The runner-up organizations from each month will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.

During the Aprons in Action Contest, which began in April 2011, 11 monthly winners were selected.  In March 2012, Facebook fans will have the chance to help one of those 11 winners win the $250,000 grand prize.  The organization that receives the second and third most votes will receive $150,000 and $100,000 from The Home Depot, respectively.

In the January round of the competition, The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation is competing against three other nonprofit organizations from across the country including Arrant-Smith VFW Post 4127 in Homestead, Fla., Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America in Salem, Ore., and Jewish Family Service’s Project Build! in West Bloomfield, Mich.

“Being selected for the Aprons in Action Program is an honor, and we are so thankful for the recognition,” said Terri Borde, treasurer of the Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation.  “If we actually win the $25,000 Home Depot prize, we will be able to add more playground equipment and garbage receptacles at Kidz Korner Playland.  So we encourage everyone to go to Facebook and vote for us!”

Working together, The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation and Team Depot volunteers have already constructed the play land and installed a safety fence around the facility.

Across the country, The Home Depot associates give back to their communities by volunteering their time and talents with local nonprofit organizations, like The Pilot Club.  The Aprons in Action Program recognizes these successful partnerships and gives each of the featured nonprofits the opportunity to do additional work with Team Depot volunteers to better their communities.

“Aprons in Action is our $1 million effort to support the most active and engaged nonprofit organizations across the country,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “Over the course of this program, we’ll distribute $1 million to 48 deserving organizations from across the nationwide Team Depot network, allowing them to continue their great work serving our communities.”

How To Vote

Voting runs from Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. EST/8 a.m. CST through Jan. 31 at noon ET/11 a.m. CST.  Aprons in Action is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepot or www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation

The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. ET/noon CST.

For more information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or go to www.homedepotfoundation.org

 

About The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Foundation founded Kidz Korner Playland, to provide a play area for children of all abilities.  The organization also aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing children with disabilities. 

 

About The Home Depot Foundation:

In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans.  Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $270 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation

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