This Holiday Give Back with Publishers Clearing House #PCHGiveBack

What is the first thing you think of when I say Publishers Clearing House?

Prize Patrol?

The big white van, the balloons, the giant check?

Yep, me too.

Then I learned that they are really so much more. Publishers Clearing House is also known for making dreams come true for charities and individuals through their annual Give Back Event on the Publishers Clearing House Facebook Fan Page. I like when I learn new things.

This is the third year that Publishers Clearing House has given money to some great charities. But we get to help. Fans are asked to vote for their favorite charity and help decide who will get what amount. The great thing about this event is that all three charities win. Last year Publishers Clearing House gave $100,000 to charity through their Give Back Event.

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This year Publishers Clearing House has selected St Judes, USO, and ASPCA as their charities.

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital aims to advance cures and means of prevention for children battling cancer and other pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

The USO is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families.

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® is an animal welfare organization that strives to spread awareness about the prevention of cruelty to animals.

And through the Give Back Event, Facebook fans can vote once a day for their favorite charity. The best part? If you can’t pick a favorite, you can vote for each one on different days.

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The Give Back Event runs for four weeks. At the end of the event, the charity with the most votes wins a donation of $50,000. The charity in second place wins $35,000 and the charity that comes in third place wins $25,000.

I had a hard time deciding which charity I would vote for. I mean they are all awesome. St Judes does amazing work with children. And as an animal lover the ASPCA does a lot for animals and making sure they all have loving homes.

In the end I settled on the USO. Married to someone who is now retired from the military, I have a soft spot for all that the troops miss out on while being away and fighting for our freedom. I love that the USO tries to not only support them and boost morale but also give them a little taste of normalcy.

Fans of the Publishers Clearing House Facebook page will be able to “share” the Give Back charity program with their Facebook friends. By sharing you can help your favorite charity get more votes and all fans who vote for their favorite charity also have an opportunity to win prizes for themselves. Each time someone votes for a charity, an entry goes towards a SuperPrize® and the Give Back Exclusive Prize, where three $5,000 prizes will be awarded.

Publishers Clearing House is hosting the 3rd annual Give Back charity event! This year fans can vote for St Jude Childrens Research Hospital, The ASPCA, or the USO to receive a combined $100,000 in charitable donations! Plus three lucky voters will win $5000 from Publishers Clearing House!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Publishers Clearing House. The opinions and text are all mine.

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