As part of its Committed to Local philanthropic giving program, Univest Corporation hosts a contest four times each year through its Facebook page in which it asks community members to nominate local nonprofits that deserve financial assistance. The latest contest will award $1,000 to a social service organization. Qualified nonprofit organizations may offer programs that feed those in need, deliver education or enrichment programs, offer job training, provide housing assistance, or advocate for children, disabled or elderly members of the community.
How the contest works: Identify a local, social service organization that deserves the $1,000 donation. Nominate the group by posting a comment on the Univest Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UnivestCorporation. One vote per person, per day. The nonprofit organization with the most posts at the end of the contest will be the winner.
The contest launched on March 3, and will run through March 21 at 5 p.m. To be eligible to win the $1,000, the nonprofit group must be a registered 501 (c) (3) organization that aligns with the Univest giving guidelines and operates somewhere in the Univest service area of Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and the Lehigh Valley.