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Greetings, fans and friends,
Yesterday, of course, was Valentine’s Day, and I’m pretty sure lots of you gave or received a box of chocolates, or some other candy or sweet treat.
Well, I recently learned that PCH gives away treats, too – sweet, savory, and above all, satisfying!
As you may know, PCH sells a variety of food items among its many must-have products. In December of 2015, Publishers Clearing House began a new initiative of donating our excess food inventory.
Our first donation was just shy of 5,000 pounds of food and was given to the chapter of Catholic Charities local to our Minnesota distribution center. We will be expanding this initiative for 2016 and expect to at least double or triple that amount. We will also be building relationships with other local charities that distribute food to those in need.
But the donations of food don’t stop there. Each November, PCH employees embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving by participating in a food drive for those in need. In 2015 we collected about 15 boxes of food donations along with $1,280 in gift card donations from a local supermarket. Food items collected in our Port Washington headquarters and at our Melville mail facility are donated to Island Harvest; food collections from our New York City office go to the Bowery Mission; items collected by our Portland, ME office are donated to Preble Street; and food donations from our Boston office go to Lazarus House.
Publishers Clearing House’s giving spirit has been apparent in programs you may already be familiar with by reading our blogs – like our annual Giveback. This year, our fan base enabled us to donate $150,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
Whether it’s helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity; collecting, sorting and bundling baby supplies for Baby Buggy; helping rescue animals at the North Shore Animal League; or participating in other worthy causes, PCH employees just love to volunteer and give back! Because helping someone in need, really feels GOOD, doesn’t it?
We’ve read your comments on the blog and know that you fans love giving back just as much as we do. Comment below and let us know how you like to make a difference and what giving means to you.
P.S. Here’s something else that feels really GOOD – winning! Remember, fans and friends, On February 26th, someone very fortunate will definitely win the life-changing $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize – $5,000 every week for life for the lucky winner, and after that, $5,000 every week for life for someone the winner chooses.
And all you need to do to “be in it to win it” is to enter. So enter today! Like Valentine’s Day candy, winning the “Forever” Prize would be SWEET … SWEET … SWEET!
P.P.S. Have you checked out our RealBucks Go! App yet? We’re talking more about it on today’s Play&Win blog, so be sure to take a look.