Dear Friends and Colleagues of Take and Eat,
We have been notified by the Berkshire Bank Foundation of its “Summer of Excitement Giveaway” for Non-Profit Organizations.
Through this promotion, the Foundation will award $25,000.00 to nonprofit organizations in the bank’s four regions— Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, southern Vermont and eastern/central New York.
Members of the community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite 501©3 tax exempt nonprofit organization at www.facebook.com/BerkshireBank and those organizations receiving the most votes in each of the bank’s four regions will receive a grant of $5,000.00. Berkshire Bank Foundation will also award a grant of $1,000.00 in each of the bank’s four regions, plus the Rome, NY area in Central New York. These $1,000.00 grants will be awarded based on a random drawing from all eligible nonprofit organizations that receive votes in the Giveaway.
In order to vote, people must visit www.facebook.com/BerkshireBank, click “Like” and then click on the app titled “Summer of Excitement”. People can vote online, one vote per person. Voting will take place June 4, 2012 through August 31, 2012. We are humbly requesting your vote for Take and Eat, Inc.
While not recommended except in those instances where an interested voter does not have on-line access, the following alternate voting method may be used:
On a plain 3” x 5” card, legibly handwrite or type “Berkshire Bank Foundation Summer of Excitement $25,000 Giveaway”, your name and the name of the non-profit of your choosing, age, complete address, city, state, zip code, home and business phone numbers (including area code), and email address (if any). Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: “Berkshire Bank Foundation, Berkshire Bank, P.O. Box 1308, Pittsfield, MA 01202-1308. Mail entries must be received by August 31, 2012. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted
You may recall that in Berkshire Foundation’s last Giveaway Program, Take and Eat, inc. placed 2nd in the Berkshire County, missing the Grant Award by just under 100 votes…we will be competing with all of the “big boys and girls” in Berkshire and the Pioneer Valley – so your vote is really crucial.
As many of you know our plan is to enter into the Springfield Area in the coming year, so this Grant infusion would greatly help as we continue to sustain and to expand our Meals Ministry throughout Massachusetts….now with over 2,000 volunteers and 2,500 clients -
We encourage you to share this request with your fellow Take and Eat Meals Ministry volunteers, parishioners, congregants, family and friends – we will very much appreciate everyone’s vote as we go forward in our 10th year of “People Feeding People” –
Thanks for your consideration and for your support of Take and Eat’s Mission to provide charitable, spiritual and nutritional nourishment to our homebound seniors.
Peace, Blessings, Shalom…
Kathleen and Deacon Frank
Take and Eat, Inc.