As you may have seen in the local paper, the Rice County Growing Up Healthy Coalition is ONE of THREE finalists for the statewide InCommons collaboration prize. More than 200 coalitions and collaborative efforts started in the competition and its down to the final three. Growing Up Healthy is a coalition of community organizations and neighborhood leaders seeking to increase the level of community connectedness experienced by marginalized families in Rice County.
InCommons is now asking for votes on which of the three finalists should be selected as this year’s winner — the finalist with the most votes by Friday, December 10 will receive $25,000!
Needless to say, $25,000 would be an incredible contribution to this grassroots effort that runs on a shoestring budget. I hope you will please take 60 seconds and vote for the Growing Up Healthy Coalition. The process is super easy:
Click on the check mark next to Growing Up Healthy
A page will pop up—create a Username, include your First and Last name, and an email address (and complete the image verification) in order to have your vote counted. You may click “I do not want to receive emails from InCommons.org” to opt out of emails from them.
It will tell you that an email has been sent to you. Go to your email and follow the instructions to complete the “creation” of your official account and the confirmation of your vote. It is very important that your vote is confirmed! You may only vote once with a given email address. And once you have voted, please encourage other people in your network to vote!
I’d also encourage you to watch the video on the Growing Up Healthy coalition that’s posted on the InCommons website above (click on the filmstrip) — it’s a very impressive collaboration!