Looking for help for that project that will transform your town? Midwest Living magazine wants to lend a hand with a $5,000 grant. The magazine has announced its Dream-It Do-It Community Challenge and is now seeking nominations for ideas to support.
From Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, residents of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota or North Dakota, age 18 and older, can nominate a community group's project at midwestliving.com/dreamit. The magazine will choose five finalists by Oct 15. Then, the public will be invited to vote until Nov. 15 at midwestliving.com/dreamit. The top vote-getter will receive $5,000 to carry out its project—and the magazine will send a $200 gift card to the person who nominated the winner.
"We want to provide that extra help that makes some community's dream a reality," says Executive Editor Trevor Meers. "It might be a bike trail, local artwork, landscaping in the park, computers in the school or any other idea that helps everyone in the community. We can't wait to see the creative projects people submit, and we're excited to invite our readers to help pick the winner."
Individuals are encouraged to submit nominations, and the group nominated to receive the grant must be a 501(c) organization. For complete rules, see midwestliving.com/dreamit.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest subject to Official Rules at www. midwestliving.com/dreamit. Begins: 12 a.m. C.T. on 8/1/13. Ends: 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 10/1/13. Open to legal residents of MI, OH, IL, IN, MN, WI, IA, MO, KS, NE, SD & ND, 18 years or older. Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.
About Midwest Living
Midwest Living is the powerful voice of its region, the magazine that champions the best of the Midwest in travel and recreation, food and dining, and home and garden. Published bimonthly by Meredith Corporation, Midwest Living has 4 million readers and is the only comprehensive lifestyle sourcebook for active, affluent, well-educated Midwestern families. Other Meredith magazine titles include Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Allrecipes.com, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, Fitness, More, American Baby, Family Fun and EveryDay with Rachael Ray. Midwest Living and Meredith Corporation are headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.