PCH: A Company that Keeps on Giving

As you know, Publishers Clearing House gives away millions of dollars each year to a multitude of prize winners in our famous sweepstakes.  Less well known is the fact that over 40 percent of the profits we earn goes directly to charitable organizations to benefit causes ranging from the arts to social services to the environment.

While we are keenly aware and supportive of charitable enterprises, we know that there are also many individuals out there who have devoted their lives to helping others, with no desire for recognition or material gain.  These people are also “winners” in our book.  True, they are not the lucky folks receiving our Big Checks or winners of games, talent shows, elections, or the competitions of every description that are on TV “24/7.”  But they are winners just the same.

For many years PCH honored ten outstanding community volunteers annually with its Good as Gold Award.  These “winners” were nominated by media from across the USA, then selected by an independent panel of judges.  They were surprised in the usual Publishers Clearing House fashion: with an unannounced visit from the Prize Patrol — toting roses, balloons, a crystal trophy and a $10,000 check.  Some were visited at their homes, some at their service locations, some on TV talk shows.  In their modesty all of them were amazed that PCH would single them out since they rarely had the time (or even the inclination) to enter the Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Our Good as Gold honorees hailed from all over the country and included individuals from age 11 (a young man who could be an international statesman someday) to age 100 (a dapper gent who dazzled nursing home audiences at the piano).   In between there were teenagers and college students mobilizing their contemporaries to community service and middle-aged folks and retirees giving back through soup kitchens, food pantries and programs to help the disadvantaged of all kinds.

The selfless dedication of these honorees was and remains inspiring to all of us at PCH.  We are also tremendously pleased to see many of our sweepstakes winners sharing their newfound affluence with their favorite causes.  AND fans of PCH tell us that giving money to charity is one of the first things they would do if they won a Big Check from Publishers Clearing House.

To continue our tradition of giving we have just launched The Give Back, a new charity event that takes place exclusively on our PCH Fan page.  How does it work?  There are two stages.  In Stage One we’re asking fans like you to vote for your favorite charitable causes.  You can vote every day to Fight Disease, Save The Environment, Protect The Animals, Help The Homeless, Develop Communities, Improve Education, Enrich The Arts, Promote Sports, Provide Disaster Relief or Support The Troops.

In Stage Two, The Give Back Charity Committee will select a specific charity from each of the top 3 vote-getting causes.  Then, you’ll vote again, this time for the one that means the most to you.  The one with the most votes will receive $25,000.00, and the charities in second and third place will receive $2,500.00 each. And, since we do love to award prizes to our loyal fans, you can enter  for a chance to win $5,000.00 of your own!

PCH Give Back

But remember: to give money to charity PCH needs fans like you!  Just vote for your favorite charitable causes on the PCH Fan page.  And please, share this opportunity with all your Facebook friends.

Thanks for reading this.  You are as “good as gold”!

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador


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Maureen Sousa said...

Dear Dave,

I have been entering the Give Back every day & have also sent this along to my Facebook friends!!!

All you at PCH are SO great to be doing what you do!!!!

And thank you for showing us the clip on a Good As Gold recipient!!!

It makes me proud to be one of your faithful fans entering your sweepstakes for all these years…and I would also be eagerly giving to my favorite charites if I am Lucky enough to win the BIG CHECK.!!

Thanks for a wonderful inspiring blog post!!

Maureen

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Thank you Publishers Clearing House, it’s good to see there are still companys out there that care to make a difference not just profit. Thank you.

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

PCH IT WAS A TUFF CHOISE ON DESIDING WHO TO VOTE TO SAVE,I HAVE ALWAYS WONTED TO HELP THE HOMELESS BECAUSE I GREW UP WITH SUPORT FROM NEABORS AND CHURCHES AND FRIENDS AND IT WAS VERY HARD AND I ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE SHELTERS WHO TOOK IN HELPLESS AND ABUSHED ANIMALS AND IF YOU WERE TO COME TO MY HOUSEI THINK YOU WOULD FIND ALL THE STRAYS THERE SO YOU SEE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME TO HELP AND NOT TURN MY BACK ON ANYTHING.SO I HOPE THAT WHO EVER WINS FEELS THE WAY I DO AND I PRAY FOR YOUR GIDENCE AND I KNOW THAT IT WILL BE A TUFF DISHION TO MAKE GLAD IT’S NOT MINE SO GOOD LUCK

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maria estrella platecki said...

if i am the lucky one i donate to the charity in our counrty cause i remember before that my kids they live in the charity house that the all kids is living there too and thats my priority too

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Voting and shared.

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maria estrella platecki said...

you know dave when i wrote this letter i remember my kids its hard that im to far away for them but this there future now my tears is falling down cause you know how much i miss them and thank you to the publishing clearing house cause they help a lot of people including me.god bless and more blessing to come may the lord god bless you all

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Nina Englemon said...

Oh, Mr. Sayer I really do remember that show. I was so happy for that guy and the things that he has done.Ms. Queen L. is also a great person.. Wow flash backs… This is very important.

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Michael Rolle said...

PCH your Genoriousitely! As been Rewarding Leadership for so many years it all Shows too this day.

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maria estrella platecki said...

i know this is my first time join here but the way i watch the tv im very happy for them and im very proud to the publishing clearing house cause the company help a lot of people including me i wish i could be win so that i visit my kids in the philippines and i visit to the charity house that they live before and very hard to me to forget cause i remember i lost my first son he died last december 12 2009 but before he died i talk to him on the phone to great a happy birthday that was december 8 2009 he is very happy cause i great him a happy birthday then he is start laughing and laughing.but the one iv never forget he said to me mommy im gonna meet my grandfather in heaven and i dont want to disturb you anymore thats the last word that he said to me in the phone then suddenly december 12 he died.its hard to lost a son like me that im to far away from them he is only 15 years old when he died.his death anniversary is on december 12 its 2 years from now thats the only thing that iv never never forget until now.i really love my kids so much god bless to the publishing clearing home.

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maria estrella platecki said...

please help im trying right now to enter my mega prize and publishing clearing house how come that said error i dnt know whta happened plesa help me to go back there plese

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Maria,

    Whenever this happens to you, please try restarting your browser after a few minutes and trying again. If that doesn’t work, then please feel free to send us a message describing the issue to our Ask Us page found here: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask so that we may look into it for you.

    Thank you,
    Victoria At PCH

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maria estrella platecki said...

some of my points in coke rewards i donate to the u.s troops which i did today

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Mary Hennessy said...

Yes, I’m glad that PCH has been around all these years awarding people from all over with such a big surprise of money…and If I were to win this amount of money I would want to give to, The Homeless, help the Communities that have been so badly affected by Tornado’s, Floods, Hurricanes, and so many more….there are so many Charities that you can give to…God Bless to all of you who constantly give…

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PHYLLIS WESOLOWSKI said...

IHAVE BEEN VOTING FOR ST. JUDE BECAUSE I WAS A CHILD IN NEED ,THEN I HAD A SON AND A GRANDSON WITH A BIRTH DEFECT ALSO. AND I FEEL WITHOUT HELP I WOULD,N HAVE HAD A CHANCE AT LIFE.

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phylliswesolowski said...

I LOVE THE WAY PCH GIVES TO THEIR FANS HAPPNESS WHEN THEY DELIVER THE PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES.

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