sanford365 facebookThank you so much to everyone who left their suggestion for their favorite charity in Sanford. As I mentioned briefly on the Sanford365 Facebook page yesterday, I needed your suggestions to pick a selection of charities in Sanford so that I can donate $500 to that charity. It might be even more, but at this point I haven’t found out either how much I will be able to donate (see explanation below!).

Here’s the background story about the Sanford365 donation:

I recently participated in the video contest “How I positively impact the community as a Realtor” by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA). Of course, my video was all about and how my goal on this blog is to promote Sanford to the rest of the world, showing everyone how beautiful our little town is and ultimately what a desirable place to live it is.

I was selected as one of the 3 finalists in the competition. So this past week, all of Orlando’s Realtors got to cast their vote for their favorite video and cause. Voting has closed now and I already know that I won $500 to donate to the charity of my choice (if I place 2nd or 1st the amount will be raised to $1,500 or $3,000 respectively). Obviously, I want to pick a charity in Sanford, since that’s what I’m all about (besides real estate). Since I could not make up my mind about who to pick I figured, what better way to choose than letting the community itself (YOU!) decide!

So without further ado, here are the 4 charities I picked based on your suggestions. Now please vote for your favorite and let everyone know about the voting going on here. Voting starts today, 3/5/2013 at 5:00pm and ends tomorrow 3/6/2013 at 9:00pm. I am going to post the results before 10:00pm on the Sanford365 facebook page!

Thanks so much for participating! I wish I could give each of these charities a donation right now, but I will definitely remember them for future donations.

This poll is now closed! Thank you vor your vote!

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More information about these charities:

Harvest Time International – (Sanford:

Sanford Seminole High School Academic and Athletic Boosters –

Pet Rescue by Judy –

Kids House of Seminole –