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A Labor of Love: PCH Donates Food to the Needy!

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.

Candy

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.

PCH Donates Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive

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®.

PCH Donates to St Jude

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.

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

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.


Happy Valentine’s Day from Publishers Clearing House!

Happy Valentine's Day

PCH Fans,

We’re sending lots of love your way today. We hope you’re spending this special day with those near and dear to you. Thank you, once again, for being the best fans ever. You mean so much to us, and are all “winners” in our book!

XOXO,
The PCH Blog Team


PCH Donates $150,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Publishers Clearing House Donates Big Check to St Jude

The 2015 PCH Giveback has officially ended, and it was a huge success.  With the help of all of you, we were able to make a donation of $150,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Founded in 1962 by TV legend Danny Thomas, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

On Wednesday, January 20th, Brooke, Lauren and I headed to Memphis, Tennessee to visit St. Jude. We were greeted by the hospital’s staff, then presented 2 Big Checks (one for $100,000.00 and the other for $50,000.00), to Laura, Steele and Kelly from the St. Jude team.

The presentation was not a total surprise as seen in our “winning moments” TV advertising; but it was exciting and heartwarming nonetheless.

After the presentation, we were given a tour of the St. Jude facility and research labs.  What is most extraordinary about the place is that every member of the staff is always smiling and working hard to make the young patients’ hospital visits as warm and comfortable as possible.  One can see costumed characters happily greeting visitors, waiting rooms decorated like cheerful parks, and hallways displaying the young patients’ colorful artwork.  Truly significant and a welcome benefit for the patients’ families is that they never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on what matters most: their children’s healing.

Back in 1962 the overall childhood cancer survival rate was 20 percent. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push that overall survival rate to more than 80 percent. And St. Jude is working to increase that rate to 90 percent. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

All of us at Publishers Clearing House have been humbly honored to have such an internationally recognized institution as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital receive Giveback support — for the fourth year in a row, all made possible by YOUR Giveback participation.  To one and all, our sincere thanks.

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

Other blogs you may like:
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PCH Gives Back To St Jude Children’s Hospital®


In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Today, we want to take a moment to honor an incredible man, an inspiration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

His words are as powerful today as they were years ago, and encourage us all have a little faith, believe, and dream of doing what some might deem impossible.

Whatever your dreams are, we hope you’ll have the strength to stand by them and see them through. Remember, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream changed the world forever, and yours can too.

Amanda C.
PCH Creative


The Powerball Jackpot is Now $1.4 Billion!

But why pay two bucks to play Powerball,
when you can enter the PCH Sweepstakes for FREE today?

Powerball fever is gripping the nation! As of this writing, the Powerball Jackpot is now $1.4 billion … and it could climb even higher before tomorrow’s next drawing. If you haven’t played yourself, I’m sure you’ve at least thought about going out and buying a ticket.

But wait!

Why spend two bucks playing Powerball when there are SO many reasons to enter the FREE Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes instead?

Here are our Top 5 reasons why you should play with Publishers Clearing House:

1) Each Powerball ticket costs $2.

Each PCH entry is FREE. I’ll say it again: FREE.

That’s right, you can put your cash away!

PCH Is Free to Enter
 

2) In the state lotteries (which include Powerball), when there is no match to the winning numbers drawn, there is no second chance drawing for a $1 Million base prize – so that means no million dollar winners. None. Zero. Zilch.

At Publishers Clearing House, however, we’re all about winning and we love making millionaires for free! That’s why we hold our “special early look” prize events. Thanks to these events, as advertised, even if there’s no match to the winning number, we still award a second chance prize of $1,000,000.00 (YES, One Million Dollars!) That’s way better than nothing!

Why do we take a special early look
 

The Powerball Jackpot is now $1.4 Billion, but so far that game has gone 20 times in a row without yet getting a matching winning number winner. Did they award a million dollars any of those times? No, they didn’t! If that had been us, we would have had 20 $1 million winners because we would have awarded a $1 Million prize through our second-chance drawings each time there wasn’t a match.

3) To play the Powerball, you have to go outside (in possibly frigid cold weather), stand on line and wait. And wait. And wait.

On the other hand, you can enter the PCH Sweepstakes from the warmth and comfort of your home – just a few clicks on your keyboard, or from any location at all with a few taps on your smartphone or tablet! How easy it that?

4) Often, in lottery games like Powerball, a bunch of people will pool their money to buy one ticket, and if they hit the jackpot, they split the winnings.

At PCH, there is only one SuperPrize winner per drawing. You could split up your winnings with anyone you choose, but the initial award is all yours!

5) Finally, there’s another benefit to winning from PCH: If you win the life-changing SuperPrize, the famous PCH Prize Patrol comes to your door with the Big Check, roses, balloons, champagne, and the first installment of your winnings.

Who comes to your door if you win Powerball? Ummm … nobody.

And let’s not forget, while the Powerball Jackpot is now $1.4 Billion, the opportunities for winning at Publishers Clearing House are HUGE, too! Remember, we’re definitely awarding our life changing, legacy-making $5,000.00 A Week “Forever” prize this February! If you win, you’d receive $5,000.00 a week for your life, plus after that, $5,000.00 a week for the life of someone you choose. Even the lottery doesn’t have a prize like that!

Win $5,000.00 A Week Forever

 

So please, don’t wait a minute longer…enter the PCH Sweepstakes today!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

Other blogs you may like:
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Get Free Chances to Win At Publishers Clearing House!


Happy New Year from PCH!

Happy New Year

 
Greetings, fans and friends,

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, many people sing a traditional song called “Auld Lang Syne.” But what is this song all about? Well, thanks to PCHSearch&Win – the only search engine that could make you a PCH millionaire – I went and looked it up.

“Auld Lang Syne” is a poem written by the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788 and is set to a traditional Scottish folk tune. The name of the song, translated into modern-day English, means “old long since,” or as we’d say it, “long, long ago” or “days gone by.” In Scotland, it became customary to sing “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve – a tradition that soon spread to the British Isles, and then around the world.

Singing “Auld Lang Syne” celebrates long-standing friendships – and here at PCH, we want to celebrate YOU, our dear fans and friends, for your loyalty and dedication … for your determination in entering the sweeps online, through our colorful mailings, and through our awesome apps … and for your valuable contributions to the PCH Blog!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Of course, I couldn’t round out 2015 without a song for you. So, to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne,” join me in singing the lines below … and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016 to all!

Should you receive a SuperPrize
Now, that would blow your mind
Should you win big from PCH
It would be mighty fine 

It would be fine, my friends,
It would be fine
So, enter now, and every day,
And you might win next time!

Remember, if your New Year’s Resolution is to win BIG, be sure to keep entering!

All the best and Happy New Year,
Debbie K.
PCH Creative

 


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