2014 marked the 6th year that DoJiggy hosted its annual Giving program – which supports nonprofits and community organizations through cash donations based on a percentage of the company’s annual profits.
This year, the DoJiggy Giving Program distributed a total of $5,000 to five non-profit organizations operating in the U.S. or Canada with a budget < $1 million USD. Each award recipient received a $1,000 grant to support specific fundraising programs. Winners were selected based on the following criteria: (1) Overview of the charity’s cause and need for financial support (2) Efforts to spread the word and gain support via social media and contest votes on DoJiggy’s Facebook page.
“We are amazed to see the various ways nonprofits dedicate their lives to making the world a better place,” explains Lisa Bennett, Director of the DoJiggy Giving program. “We are proud to have a small role in supporting these organizations.”
- RosaLuz is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged and at-risk youth. The $1000 grant will go towards a youth mentorship pilot project that will launch in 2015 for at-risk middle school students in the Charleston county area.
- Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home which provides holistic services that compliment medical treatment for women with cancer. The $1000 grant will be used to cover the costs for four women to have an overnight stay with treatment at Mary’s Place.
- Free2Luv is a nonprofit that aspires to empower and uplift youth in an attempt to minimize bullying and teen suicide. With the DoJiggy grant, they will continue to grow their “We Care” program which gifts empowerment packages to children being bullied and/or going through a difficult time.
- Civic Support strives to provide outreach and strategic business development to struggling or growing nonprofits. The $1000 grant will allow this organization to amplify its student internship program by providing an office space for these services.
- The Northwest London Resource Centre (NWLRC) is a neighborhood-based, non-profit organization in London, Ontario, that champions community development through empowering young people and building connections between youth and their community. The $1000 grant will go towards creating a new community space.