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WHO'S IN THE LEAD

Thanks to you, our six Shine On Grant Recipients have received over 645,000 votes… and counting! To keep things interesting, starting November 1, you will no longer see each charity’s tally count. No need to worry – you can continue to make a difference through December 31, 2014 by voting for the cause you’re most passionate about.

Don’t forget, each time you vote you get an entry into our prize drawings! Thank you to everyone who has participated, and be sure to check back in mid-January for the grand prize winner.

Education

OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®

Assistance League of Phoenix

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It's proven that starting a new school year feeling self-confident is a child's first step towards educational success. Operation School Bell provides brand new school uniforms and properly fitting shoes to kids who would have otherwise gone without and risked missing out.

Health

BAGS OF HOPE

Kitchen on the Street

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For kids who depend on meals provided by school, breaks from school also mean a break from food. Bags of Hope provides nutritious, shelf stable meals and snacks so kids in need receive the consistent nourishment outside of school that’s needed to live a healthy life.

Youth Development

NO PLACE FOR HATE®

Anti-Defamation League

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Bullying, racism and hatred are widespread issues that must stop. No Place for Hate® is a program that helps K-12 schools to create safe learning environments that promote inclusion, appreciation of diversity and respect for others, helping kids reach their full potential.

NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION

HOPE NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN

MentorKids USA

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Some see a dirt lot as just dirt, but MentorKids USA sees the South Phoenix corner as the perfect spot for the Hope Neighborhood Garden. The 96 plot garden and meditation center will bring families together, build community and increase neighborhood pride.

Fine Arts

WEEKLY MENTOR PROGRAM

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

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The arts give children a voice. Each year, more than 2,800 kids living in group homes and homeless shelters spend 16 weeks with devoted Free Arts mentors who use music, creative writing, drama, and art to help kids express themselves and change the course of their lives.

Animal Welfare

EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUNDS

HALO Animal Rescue

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More than 100 animals are euthanized each day in Phoenix shelters because of treatable injury, illness or young age. HALO Animal Rescue provides a safety net for these animals, providing medical care to get them on the road to adoption.

VOTING RULES

Visitors may vote once per calendar day, per email address. Must be 18 years of age or older to vote. View the official rules.