America's Giving Challenge, sponsored by Facebook Causes, the Case Foundation, and Parade Magazine, began a cause-oriented contest on Facebook, which began on October 7th and runs through November 6th.
The Challenge was created to empower individuals to join together and make a difference for the issues and organization they care about the most, whether or not they have large sums to contribute.
The contest is simple: Each day the Cause that gets the most donations of $10 or more wins $1,000. At the end of the contest, $50,000 is awarded to the Cause that has received the most donations over the entire Challenge, with smaller awards for second through 7th place. Each person can make multiple contributions toward the challenge, but only one contribution per day. It is not the amount of the contributions, but the number of them that determines the winners.
Whether you are on Facebook or not, you can go right to the donation page for the TPRF Food for People Cause and make a contribution of $10 or more. If you are on Facebook, you can go straight to the Cause here. Individual donors can make contributions as often as once a day until noon Pacific Time, November 6th. Each contribution received during these days counts toward winning an award.
Although TPRF: Food for People only entered the contest on October 23rd, TPRF has won the $1,000 prize for the most daily contributors twice and is in fourth place for the greatest number of total contributions, receiving over 2,000 so far. With one week to go, it is still possible for TPRF’s Food for People to place first or second, as word of this possibility is spreading rapidly around the world and is building momentum.
New pages on the TPRF website give the full story of Food for People.