The DeWitt County Friendship Center is a finalist for the RK Dixon "Make My Non-Profit Run Better" Contest and needs the community's support to win.
Since 2006, RK Dixon invites non-profit organizations from Illinois and Iowa to participate in the contest every year. So far, they have given away $250,000 worth of office equipment to non-profit organizations. The company give $15,000 to the first place winner, and five smaller prizes are given to the runner up, with fifth place receiving a new copier valued up to $1,000. Friendship Center Executive Director Sissy Leggett says when she got the call to ask if the Center wanted to participate, she couldn't pass it up.
Leggett says getting a new copier would help out tremendously at the center. The one they currently are using is leased to them. She adds getting their own copier would give more room in the budget to do more activities for those who use the Friendship Center.
The Executive Director has a few ideas for what advancements she would like to make in the Friendship Center outside of getting a new copier. If they won one of the bigger prizes, she says she would like to add in a computer area to teach seniors how to use them. She feels any prize though would help the Center greatly.
To vote for the Friendship Center, go to rkdixon.com, select DeWitt County Friendship Center and then click on vote at the bottom of the page. Voting is open until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and voters can vote once a day, per computer.
More information about the contest is on the website as well.