Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good™” Program

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Tree Foundation is one of forty-one finalists in the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good™” Program. Now through September 10th, the public will vote for their favorite charity to be one of five non-profits to receive $20,000. To vote for the NJ Tree Foundation, click on: bit.ly/b9xSRq. The public may vote once per day.

The New Jersey Tree Foundation is reforesting NJ’s most urban cities, where the need is greatest.  Through tree planting, volunteerism and partnerships, the Foundation assists numerous communities in improving their environment and quality of life. In 13 years, the New Jersey Tree Foundation has planted 152,517 across the state.

Tom’s of Maine is asking for the public’s vote to determine five non-profit organizations that will each receive $20,000 through its “50 States for Good initiative. This year, the “50 States for Good” program drew submissions from every state with a special focus on non-profits that need volunteers to help get important projects started in their community or to broaden their reach. These projects can be found at www.50statesforgood.com

“At Tom’s of Maine, we passionately believe in volunteerism and this year we’re not only recognizing important projects around the country, but also celebrating volunteers, who are the true catalysts for change,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine. Voting concludes on September 10 and winners will be announced in early October. The five winning organizations will each receive $20,000 and a commitment from Tom’s of Maine and VolunteerMatch to help recruit volunteers for the project.

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