Brees Dream Foundation, Companies With A Mission launch NOLA Super Service Challenge
NEW ORLEANS – Leading up to the big game in New Orleans this coming February, the Brees Dream Foundation, in partnership with Companies With A Mission, will be giving away $1,000,000 to local charities as part of the 2012 Super Service Challenge.
Starting today through January 7, the Super Service Challenge encourages local companies and organizations to spread the heart of service New Orleans has become famous for. Those interested in participating simply need to build a team of volunteers, identify a deserving charity, and conduct a half or full day of community service benefiting that charity. Upon completion of each Service Challenge project, teams will be asked to upload a two-minute video or 20-slide Power Point of them serving at the charity and answer a few questions. These will then be used in the judging process.
Drew Brees, founder of the Brees Dream Foundation and quarterback for the New Orleans Saints is thrilled to launch the challenge. “Encouraging and activating volunteers from the workplace to come together and serve charities is a powerful mission,” said Brees, “This is what we’ve become known for in our city, and we’re taking it to the next level before the big game.”
A panel of independent judges, along with input from the public, will select the winning entries. Judging criteria will be based on:
- how the charity was served,
- how the workplace team would serve the charity going forward, and
- how the charity would utilize the award money if that team was selected as a winner of the service challenge.
Once the judging is complete, winners will be awarded cash donations from $2,000 to $25,000 to be given directly to the charities served by those winning teams. The winners will be announced during the week of the big game.
“In addition to benefiting the community, the Super Service Challenge is a fun and rewarding way to build a stronger purpose mindset in the workplace, and to foster leadership and strength of character,” said Mitch Davis, executive director of Companies with a Mission. “While the dollars awarded will have a huge impact on their charities, the relationships with these nonprofits and the community spirit at work can be the greater and longer-lasting reward.”
For additional information on the 2012 Super Service Challenge and how to get involved, visit www.superservicechallenge.com.