Vote in the $5,000 Charity Connection Finale

More than 200 of Compu-Mail’s clients and friends nominated their favorite charities for our 2012 Charity Connection Finale. Of these many deserving submissions, we’ve selected five finalists. The rest is up to you: Vote once per day until Valentine’s Day – February 14th, 2013. Your votes determine which charity will receive the $5,000 gift.

Voting is now closed for the Charity Connection. Thank you for your support! We will post a formal announcement of results the afternoon of February 15.

Vote once a day for one of our 5 finalists to receive $5,000 in our Charity Connection finale:

  • SPCA Serving Erie County (53%, 43,821 Votes)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY (42%, 34,896 Votes)
  • Mercy Flight Western New York (4%, 3,171 Votes)
  • Buffalo City Mission (1%, 768 Votes)
  • American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy (0%, 360 Votes)

Total Voters: 83,016

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Learn more about our finalists:

American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy is the biggest U.S. disaster response by the Red Cross in more than five years. The Red Cross has been helping people since before Sandy made landfall and will continue to help for weeks to come as families get back on their feet. Since Sandy hit, the Red Cross has provided more than 75,155 shelter stays across the affected region and served over 8.3 million meals and snacks.

Buffalo City Mission
The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of people who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes: Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor); the Men’s Community Center; the Mission’s Vehicle Donation Program; and their Dick Road Thrift Store Location to better serve our community.

Mercy Flight
Mercy Flight WNY is an independent, not-for-profit provider of emergency air-medical transport and supporting services, ensuring rapid, safe and cost effective delivery of expert emergency response teams. Established in 1981, Mercy Flight has safely completed more than 21,000 patient missions over the last 30+ years. We have crews ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week out of bases in Buffalo, Batavia and Olean.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY
Ronald McDonald House offers lodging and support for families of critically ill children receiving medical attention in Rochester’s health care facilities. The House in the Hospital provides lodging for families of children being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital and is free of charge to families. Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, supported more than 1,100 families and children, all because of the love and generous donations of donors and volunteers.

SPCA Serving Erie County
The mission of the SPCA is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all creatures. Our knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded team of staff and volunteers achieves that mission through proactive efforts to address the current status of animals in our community, education of adults and children, rescue and sheltering of animals in need, and placement of animals into appropriate homes.

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28 Responses to Vote in the $5,000 Charity Connection Finale

  1. poohkrazy05 says:

    I love the Ronald McDonald House. Back in 2005 my grandson was born at strong and we new through the whole pregnancy that he would be born there and have surgery when he was 24 hrs olds. The hospital and staff was great and sent my daughter and son in law to the Ronald McDonald House and they loved it there. The staff and people were so freindly and it made it so convient for my children to be close to my grandson during his time at the hospital.

  2. bgreen says:

    Years ago my family needed Ronald McDonald House. It was in another city far from home, but the staff and volunteers made the entire time we were there like we were family. I do and will continue to support RMH.

  3. Chrstopher says:

    Childhood illness matters..I voted for Ronald McDonald House in Rochester!

  4. tcook24 says:

    Ronald McDonald House!!!!!!! Rochester Rocks

  5. Teresa says:

    Good luck everyone! Remember they’re all great organizations and they all deserve to win!!!!!

  6. dan_steal says:

    Great to see the Ronald McDonald house on here — they provide such an important service to both the kids and the parents!

  7. Scollon Family says:

    When Maciej and Teagan were born and kept in the NICU @ Strong Hospital for 1 month, the Ronald McDonald House hosted us the entire time, allowing us to be there to care for them (and for me to nurse them) and be with them during a critical and difficult time. We wouldn’t have been able to do any if that without the RMH. The Rochester RMH helps not only local families, but families from literally EVERYWHERE; while we were there, there was a family from the Thousand Islands, 1 from Albany and another from Pennsylvania…and these were just a few people we had the pleasure to meet. This RMH is also very rare in that it has a “house within the hospital” AND the “big house” and couple of blocks from Strong. Another bit of perspective: in those instances where a child is critically/gravely ill or dying, the opportunity to stay @ the RMH allows families to spend that precious time with their child…time that they otherwise would not have had.
    We will never be able to repay the RMH @ Rochester for what they’ve done for our family. We will forever be grateful for the amazing staff and volunteers and it will always feel like a home away from home…it will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    -Sara, Chris, Jahzlin, Maciej & Teagan Scollon ;o)

  8. Danielle says:

    Yay Ronald Mcd house

  9. Nilda Leon says:

    Me and my daughter love the Ronold Mcdanolds House!!

  10. Tim says:

    The SPCA is the most deserving of all charities. It’s important to help those who can’t help themselves.

  11. J.T. Burgess says:

    We should all be voting for Ronald McDonald House: This helps people in a very straight-forward way. Help to people that need it most.

  12. Mindy says:

    Ronald mcdonald house!

    My opinion is we need to take care of our localorganizations. Hurricane sandy has so many different people donating and volunteering to help, but our local children and families need us to. So i had to go with ronald mcdonald house. And i really hope they are awarded the grant.

  13. Donald says:

    I want to say thank you

  14. Tanya Bernarduci says:

    Ronald McDonald House has been there for many of my friends!

  15. Bonnie says:

    Kids before pets, sorry animals. People first.

  16. Mel says:

    Sorry i had to go with Hurricane Sandy… had family in NJ that was effected by it.. may not be back in there home till end of year… 18 inches of water…

  17. Tim says:

    All great charities but Mercy Flight actually saves lives. My vote is for Mercy Flight.

  18. Ann Marie Spinelli says:

    Good Luck! One vote closer!

  19. Francis Welch says:

    This was the hardest choice i have ever had in a vote.

  20. Deb Smith says:

    Thank you so much for being there in our time of need. We wouldn’t have made it through without all of you help.

  21. Deb Smith says:

    Ronald McDonald House save us. What an amazing place. Thanks so much for being there for us. You made our trip to the hospital so much easier. We didn’t have to worry about anything but our daughter’s surgery.

  22. Kortnee Danielson says:

    Go Ronald McDonald!!

  23. gail hunsberger says:

    Go Rpnald McDonald great organization

  24. Nancy Happ says:

    Ronald McDonald is the BEST!!

  25. Michelle Carusone says:

    Go Ronald Mcdonald House….This is someplace that any of could find ourselves at any time!!!

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  27. tiffany amalfi says:

    Go Ronald McDonald House!

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