Prize Patrol Awards Big Check to Give Back Charity

 

Prize Patrol surprises Give Back charity StandUp For Kids with Big Check!

Big Check will really help StandUp For Kids make a difference!

Last week I had the privilege of joining Danielle Lam, a member of our PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team, on a very special Prize Patrol trip. One that will forever hold a special place in my heart. What made this trip different was that we awarded a Big Check to a charity. To an organization and its people who dedicate their lives every day to make a difference to those in need.

The charity was StandUp For Kids, the 1st place charity in The Give Back, where PCH  Facebook fans voted for their favorite charity. In typical Prize Patrol fashion, we flew out to San Diego to surprise them with their Big Check for $25,000.00. As soon as we pulled up and saw a few of the kids outside, we knew this trip would be one we’d never forget. Inside, we found a very surprised Rick Koca, founder of StandUp For Kids, Teri Burg, Executive Director of the San Diego branch, and an excited group of kids from the program.

Smiling from ear to ear, Rick began to tell us about the program he created twenty years ago. He explained how StandUp For Kids is run completely by volunteers who go to the streets to find and help kids improve their lives. Teri took us on a tour and showed us how they provide basic necessities like clothes, hygiene products and food.

But after spending just a few minutes there and hearing from kids whose lives the program has changed, it was easy to see that StandUp For Kids is so much more than that. They’re a safe place for kids who don’t feel safe. A family for kids who don’t have family. A new beginning for those who need to start over. They explained how the new year is always a hard time for them and said the money would help them do so much. We couldn’t have been happier to help them make a difference.

We also were thrilled to send Prize Patrol deputies to deliver a Big Check for $2,500.00 to The Give Back charity event second and third place charities, the ASPCA® and Operation Homefront Tri-State. Their work, dedication and passion are amazing, and we hope these donations will help them make a difference in the new year.

And to all of you…THANK YOU! Your votes really helped us make a difference. Thank you for voting in The Give Back charity event, thank you for loyally reading this blog, and most importantly, thank you for caring.

Happy New Year from our house to yours,

Amanda C.

PCH Creative


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Carmen said...

I LOVE where the money went to! It is quite amazing how PCH is giving back to well worth charities. May God continue to Bless PCH and all those who made this happen; you’re true Angels!

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kanika loeung said...

My pleasure! I voted for this charity because it would be the first priority than other charities!
I do not have any relatives in charity nor I never been to see a charity but I know it’s very hard for the kids who live on the street without a permanent place. I did vote for the right charity and now the kids have permanent place, safe, and warm in this winter and by supported from a very great PCH’s company!

I’m happy and congratulate that you won this wonderful gift on time in this situation!

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DeLayne Perry said...

Hi Amanda, Saw that foxy pose of you Dani in San Diego..!! I am so glad that Stand Up for Kids won! This is what it is all about.. You guys were so close to where I live that I was imagining you all ringing my door bell..Oh brother! Congratulations, Rick Koca, founder of StandUp For Kids & Teri Burg, Executive Director! You certainly deserve it…! I’m sure it will be of great help!

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Elvin Morgan said...

I am loving the New year already. How is everyone’s New year going so far? I truly hope and pray that each and everyone of you and ALL the family and staff at The Publishers Clearing House, as well as the whole Facebook World family and friends,have the most awesome and blessed year they have ever had. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHOOSING THE STAND UP FOR KIDS.I VOTE THAT CHARITY CAUSE I REMEMBER BEFORE WHEN MY KIDS LIVE THERE.WHILE I AM WATCHING THE VIDEO MY TEARS IS FALLING DOWN CAUSE OF HAPPINNESS AND JOY YOUR COMPANY HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE INCLUDING ME THE ONLY I WISH IS TO WIN THEN I CAN DONATE SOME OF THEM TO THE CHARITY WHEN MY KIDS LIVE THERE.HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL STAFF AND HIGH OFFICIAL OF PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE.HERE I AM TRYING MY BEST TO SEARCH EVERYTHING IN PCH SEARCH&WIN EVEN THIS SITE GAVE ME A HEADACHE BUT I AM STILL HERE SEARCHING THE ONE I NEED.KIDS IS OUR NEXT GENERATION INSTEAD THAT THEY ARE IN THE STREET THEY FOUND THE PLACE WHERE THEY LIVE.ONCE AGAIN THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING THE KIDS HOPEFULLY SOON I COULD VISIT MY KIDS.MORE POWER AND MORE BLESSING TO COME.I KNOW GOD IS ALWAYS IN YOUR COMPANY.MAY THE LORD GOD BLESS.LETS GO CHEERS FOR THE STAND FOR KIDS AND PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE THANK THANK THANK YOU FOR HELPING THE KIDS.

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Michael rolle said...

Congratulation’s to all the dedicated individuals who Support each Charitable Causes, that help’s each day make a different’s in the Life of our future, Children for Tomorrow And to ASPCA. For their Care and love for abuse and Neglected Animals, that need love which they so All Deserve’s. And to Operation homefront-tri State for Our Military Men and Woman who is definitely Appreciated for their Service and for that Our Support to them Should be Supportive thanks to the many Good hearts Across America, that giveback, And to The Publisher’s Clearing House, for their Wonderful, Genorosity and Support. “Happy New year and may God Continue reach out to the Hearts of you All. <3

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MARILYN JOAN HADEY said...

GOOD AFTERNOON PCH & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAD A GOODTIME ON NEW YEARS EVE. IT SURE WOULD BE A BLESSET HONOR TO WIN $1 MILLION EVERY WEEK FOR LIFE!, ON FEBRUARY 29TH, 2012. WELL I SURE HAD A GREAT TIME ON NEW YEARS EVE. I SURE DO HOPE THAT ALL OF MY PCH PRIZE PATROL FRIENDS DID ALSO. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SO PROUD OF THE WAY THEY CHANGE EVERYONE’S LIVE’S. I SURE DO HOPE THAT 1 OF THESE DAYS THE PCH PRIZE PATROLERS CAN COME HERE TO OUR HOME & MAKE A CHANGING DAY IN MY LIFE!. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, HAVE A GREAT MONDAY.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Nice pictures of the checks with the charities they were going to.

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Maureen Skelly said...

Hello! I am so happy all of the charites won something! You guys at pch are nice people. You all do so much to help others and it’s so amazing.

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JAMES GLAZNER said...

James Glazner, It’s good.

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