The Wheatland Electric “Giving Goodness” challenge is an opportunity for the co-op members and fans to rally their friends and family for a great cause this giving season.
The challenge, which will be conducted entirely on Facebook, begins Monday, Oct. 26, and will run through Nov. 12. In this tournament of charities, members and other Wheatland Electric Facebook fans can nominate their favorite non-profit or charitable organization to win a $1,000 Sharing Success grant from Wheatland Electric.
Now, more than ever during this season of giving, Wheatland Electric recognizes the importance of helping one another, giving thanks, and paying it forward. That’s because co-operatives are governed by core principles, including one of the most important: concern for community. This ideal encourages work toward the sustainable development of communities through policies supported by members.
In addition, democratic member control is another guiding principle. In this Facebook challenge, the decision-making power is transferred to members and fans in true co-operative spirit.
To participate, individuals can visit the official Facebook page starting Oct. 26 and tag their favorite local charity in our Giving Goodness charity challenge post. The charity must be a not-for-profit organization within Wheatland’s service territory and must not have received a Sharing Success grant during 2020.
Members should not only tag their favorite charity, but also tag their friends and family to garner more “likes.” These “likes” will count as votes toward the nominated organization. Voting on this first round will run from Oct. 26 through Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. local time.
Starting Nov. 1, four eligible charities with the most “likes” will advance to the Final Four, where they will square off once more in this bracket-style tournament. Members can once again vote by liking their favorite contender and rallying fans though Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
The top two charities from the Final Four round will advance and battle for the title starting Nov. 9. Voting will continue through Nov. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Members are once again asked to root for their favorite charity and rally fellow fans to their cause. As a friendly reminder, “likes” must be on Wheatland’s original posts to count towards the voting process. The winning charity team will then be announced on Friday, Nov. 13.
Contact Shajia Donecker, social media specialist, at email@example.com. with questions. To play, visit www.Facebook.com/WheatlandElectric and help share the “goodness” during this “giving” season!
2020 Sharing Success Grant Recipients
The following charities have already received 2020 grants and are therefore ineligible for the challenge:
• Scott County Farm Bureau (Scott City)
• Horns for Hopes c/o USD 363 (Holcomb)
• Ogallala Commons (Garden City)
• Spirit of the Plains, CASA (Garden City)
• Caldwell Art Brigade (Caldwell)
• City of Argonia (Argonia)
• City of Harper (Harper)
• Patterson Health Center (Anthony)
• United Way of Central Kansas (Great Bend)
• Quivira Council – Boy Scouts of America (Harper)
• Child Abuse Prevention Education (Great Bend)
• Golden Belt Community Foundation (Great Bend)
• Salter House Museum (Argonia)
• Compass Behavioral Health (Scott City)
• Harper Public Library (Harper)