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Helping Others Winners
Blue Springs Ford Helping Others campaign will be donating the March portion of the charity fund to the Future Farmers of America Program. Due to this, there will be no nominating or voting during the month of March. Nominations will resume on April 1st.
The FFA Foundation Mission
The National FFA Foundation builds collaborative partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations, and individuals to secure sustainable resources for the future of education, agriculture, student development, and premier leadership.
Blue Springs Ford and the Ford Motor Company are joint sponsors of two $1000 FFA scholarships to be awarded to FFA students at Blue Spring and Blue Springs South High Schools. The scholarships will be awarded during the FFA annual awards banquet in May. More information about the FFA Foundation can be found at www.ffa.org.
Every month, Blue Springs Ford will be hosting a Helping Others campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to get the community involved with a charity. We will be giving away $1000 to a charity every month, but we need your help. There are hundreds of charities out there. We need you to tell us which one to give the money to. Here is how it works:
Nominate! 1st-10th of every month
You get to choose who gets to be voted on. There will be a form provided that will allow you to nominate any charity you like. If the nomination is approved, it will be added to the list of charities to be voted upon to receive the $1000.
Vote! 11th-26th of every month
All approved nominated charities will be listed here during this time. You will then be able to "like" (or vote for) the charity[ies] you think should win. You can like as many charities as you want, but you can only like each charity once, so get your friends involved too!
Winner! 27th-end of every month
This is when we finally tally the "likes" and announce who wins the $1000. Come visit this page during this time to see if the charity you voted for won!
We will be giving away $1000/month until we give away a total of $250,000! That's over a 20 year commitment. Stay involved and help make a difference in the community!
You can view previous winners here
*Charities can win only once per year.
Previous Winners in Helping Others
Blue Springs Ford is pleased to say that we have given a total of $19000 to 19 charities since August of 2012. Thank you for your participation in the Helping Others campaign to help charities and the community. Keep nominating and voting for your favorite charities every month!
Congenital heart Defects Families AssocationVisit Website
The Congenital Heart Defects Families Association is a Midwestern area not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation working to bring comfort and support to area families affected by congenital heart defects. Support groups, distribution of educational literature, care packages and comfort items for children undergoing cardiac procedures are the Association's main focus. We also provide a free overnight summer camp for children in the local area that were born with heart defects. Additionally, the Association functions to raise money and awareness to promote congenital heart defects research through a variety of projects. One hundred percent volunteer run, the CHD Families Association strives to maximize investment in its work, not its overhead. We are the only support system in the Kansas City area for children with heart defects and their families.
KC Kids on TrackVisit Website
KC Kids on Track is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that brings racing and the lessons learned from the sport to kids in the inner-city. The purpose of the program is to teach kids the importance of hard work, dedication, dreams, and staying on the right track.
Delaney's DogVisit Website
We aren't really a charity, but we are trying to raise money to help pay for a seizure alert dog for our daughter.
You can get more information here: Delaney's Dog
Wounded WarriorsVisit Website
Blue Springs Ford Helping Others campaign will be donating the November portion of the charity fund to the Wounded Warriors Program. Due to this, there will be no nominating or voting during the month of November. Nominations will resume on December 1st.
The Wounded Warriors Program seeks to help our nation's wounded warriors and their families recover from the physical and psychological injuries of combat. You can visit their site, Wounded Warriors Family Support or the attached brochure for more information.
Blue Springs Ford and Wounded Warriors Family Support thanks you for showing your support for military families during our Wounded Warriors Event on Saturday, November 9th. Many signed the red, white and blue, 850 horsepower 2013 Mustang GT500 “Super Snake” with a message of gratitude to our country’s veterans and their families. Wounded Warriors also accepted many generous donations to help those who served and their families.
Music Theatre for Young People of Kansas CityVisit Website
Music Theatre for Young People (MTYP) is the midwest’s premiere professional training program for students in grades 2 through 12. MTYP provides young people who have enthusiasm, passion, and dedication to musical theater an opportunity to grow through unique one-week performance experiences. Each show in our season is auditioned, cast, rehearsed and performed in 7 days. Students who participate in Music Theatre for Young People learn from professionally trained vocal, dance and acting coaches to create a truly professional Broadway experience. MTYP faculty and master class instructors are individuals who studied music and theatre in college, are currently working in musical theatre on Broadway and venues across the country and many of them are MTYP alums. Since Music Theatre for Young People started in 1984, many of its students have performed on Broadway, in Hollywood and around the world. The combined emphasis on quality of work and positive peer attitude generates an atmosphere where life-long relationships develop. Within a one-week time frame, students audition, are cast in roles, then immediately begin learning dialogue, music, choreography, and blocking. When the curtain rises a week later, the show rivals some of Kansas City’s best professional productions.
Breast Cancer Research FoundationVisit Website
The Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City nominates: Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.
Friends of the Carrollton Dog PoundVisit Website
We are a newly formed non-profit dedicated to helping the animals of the Carrollton, Missouri Dog Pound. We do not receive any funding from the city and rely on donations to help these animals. Our organization was established July 9, 2013 by a small group of volunteers. We hope to raise funds to help with veterinary and general care for the animals of the Carrollton Dog Pound, improvements to the Carrollton Dog Pound as needed and using funds as needed to help with activities that support the mission of the Carrollton Dog Pound. We work hard to see that each animal gets a forever home!
Metro KC Odd FellowsVisit Website
We are a charity organization that raises money to give or help other charities: City Union Mission, KC Rescue Mission, St. Mary's Manor, Hope House, Braden's Hope. Our Facebook page is Metrokc Odd Fellows. So since your campaign is helping others we are perfect because that's what we do.
Voodoo Misfits Inc.Visit Website
Voodoo Misfits Inc was Founded in 2011. Voodoo Misfits Inc. raises money to provide Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics with Teddy bears for the Children to help make them feel safe. Voodoo Misfits Inc also helps raise money for Families with sick children in the Kansas City Metro Area to help pay for Medical Costs and other Bills. Currently Voodoo Misfits Inc is collecting Teddy Bears to take to children in Oklahoma that were affected by the storms. Any Money collected from this contest will be given to Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics Kansas City. Please visit our website for more info on us.
2nd Annual Bogey Beaters Golf ClassicVisit Website
All of our proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks Of KC and CHD Families. Our event is Aug.24,2013.
Mobility for MickeyVisit Website
Mobility for Mickey is a fundraiser set up by friends and family of Kelly and Erika Hinrichs. Their son Michael, or Mickey as we all know him, has recently been diagnosed with a very rare genetic disorder. So rare in fact that it does not have a name. It is simply referred to as a “mutation on the SHANK3 gene and OPHN1 gene.” Mutations on these genes cause a variety of issues such as epilepsy, autism, muscle weakness, social and language barriers, neurological problems and heart conditions. Mickey has suffered from several of these conditions. Since birth, he has been diagnosed with laryngomalacia, atrial septal defect, and MRI results have shown that he has several large spaces around his brain that may lead to neurological problems. By four months old, he had several episodes of aspiration pneumonia which resulted in surgery for a feeding tube. Now he suffers mostly from muscle weakness, as he is not able to sit unassisted and has just started to crawl at two years of age. Mickey is one of the happiest kids alive, despite the odds against him. He always has a smile and shows so much hope for improvement with continued therapy and the right medical equipment. Mickey is need of a Pediatric Kid Kart, Gait Trainer, and other future medical equipment and supplies. With the Pediatric Kid Kart and other medical equipment the family has also come to the conclusion they are in need of a handicap accessible vehicle. With your support we can raise funds for much needed medical equipment and supplies that would allow them to be a family like any other. A Kid Kart will help with several daily functions such as sitting at the table for a family meal or just sitting together on the floor for family time. These items would also help with normal outings. They could actually go shopping as a family, to the doctors, to the zoo, or just a walk around the park. Please help support Mobility for Mickey and get this family mobile.
Angels with Missing PiecesVisit Website
We spread awareness and provide support for families and individuals dealing with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in the Kansas City area.
Congenital Heart Defects Families AssocationVisit Website
The Congenital Heart Defects Families Association is a Midwestern area not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation working to bring comfort and support to area families affected by congenital heart defects. Support groups, distribution of educational literature, care packages and comfort items for children undergoing cardiac procedures are the Association's main focus. Additionally, the Association functions to raise money and awareness to promote congenital heart defects research through a variety of projects. One hundred percent volunteer run, the CHD Families Association strives to maximize investment in its work, not its overhead. We are the only support system in the Kansas City area for children with heart defects and their families. www.chdfamilies.org
HELP Humane SocietyVisit Website
HELP Humane Society 501 (c)(3) corporation committed to ending the suffering and killing of homeless, abused, and neglected animals by rescuing, sheltering, rehabilitating, and seeking seeking forever families for these animals and educating the public on.
Friends of the FriendlessVisit Website
Friends of the Friendless is a volunteer-based group that works to save the lives of abandoned & otherwise endangered cats & dogs. They foster these animals in their own homes while getting them adoption-ready with spaying, neutering & vaccinating. While seeking those forever homes, the pets are fed & nurtured by these volunteers. They depend mostly on their own fundraising efforts.
Variety of Greater Kansas CityVisit Website
Variety is truly the most giving and incredible organization I have seen in Kansas City! Monthly, this organization holds a gift presentation ceremony in which a gift from Variety is donated to a child in our community with mental and physical disabilities. The objective of the organization is child mobility. The group believes that all children deserve to live life to the fullest by being able to move and join their peers in activities such as playing with other kids on the playground. To fulfill this objective, Variety has awarded adaptive bikes, van lifts, wheelchairs, hand-pedal bikes and prosthetic equipment to kids in Kansas City for the past 78 years. The Variety gift presentations are a constant reminder to donors and volunteers that true happiness is given to both children and their families by providing a life essential - mobility. Mobility is a gift that is taken for granted and Variety works daily at giving that gift back to local children. Variety of Greater Kansas City would be the perfect organization for the Blue Springs Ford Helping Others Project.
Outreach InternationalVisit Website
Outreach International has been working with the world’s most marginalized people living in poverty since 1979, helping each person create new and brighter futures for themselves throughout the world. Their mission: to bring about sustainable solutions and long-lasting change, known as Sustainable Good.
Step Up For Down Syndrome Charity WalkVisit Website
All proceeds stay in KC and benefit the KC Down Syndrome Guild helping families affected by Down syndrome.
Preeclampsia FoundationVisit Website
Thousands of women and babies die or get very sick each year from a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preeclampsia and related disorders such as HELLP syndrome and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby. The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy or to help you navigate the questions you’ll have if you don’t. We provide unparalleled support and advocacy for the people whose lives have been or will be affected by the condition – mothers, babies, fathers and their families.
Helping Others Newsletter
Sign up for the Helping Others Newsletter to keep up to date with each month's activities. Help out the community and its charities by staying involved with each month's nominating and voting.