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Congratulations to all the winners of The Impact Vine’s ProjectPitch Online Competition!

The contest was held to celebrate The Impact Vine’s launch as a new online giving site which allows donors to support projects they care about, and provides a platform for local nonprofits to use as a tool to raise funds for socially impactful projects in the community.

100% of donations go directly to the nonprofit when the project has funded.

 ProjectPitch Winners Are:

 Grand Prize: LiveGirl (www.golivegirl.com ) for their project, Fund a Docudrama: “A Million Likes (is never enough)” to Help Middle School Girls Navigate Social Media Pressure

 First Prize: River House Adult Day Center ( http://gadcriverhouse.org/wp ) for their project “Dancing For Dollars: Our Seniors Will Dance for One Minute For Every $5 Raised!

 Second Prize: Kids Helping Kids (http://kidshelpingkidsct.org ) for their project, “Fun with Science: Help Us Create SLIME Using Science!”

 

 

Hazing documentary to be held at library as part of teen drinking awareness campaign

In September 2004, fraternity pledge Gordie Bailey died from alcohol poisoning after passing out on a couch in his fraternity house following a hazing initiation at the University of Colorado. In 2008, The Gordie Foundation produced Haze, a documentary telling Gordie’s story and discussing the issues surrounding college drinking and hazing. This program is for parents and mature high-school aged students.

Please click HERE for more information.