A Social ROI reader, Jess, writes:
My name is Jess and I work with Hamburger Helper. My job is to spread the word about Hamburger Helper’s grant program, “My Hometown Helper.” I have been reading your blog and thought you might be interested.
You have probably heard of Hamburger Helper (think, cheeseburger macaroni and the talking hand) but have you heard about “My Hometown Helper”? It helps local groups make a difference in their own community. Imagine seeding a community garden, putting a new scoreboard up at the local high school baseball field, re-stocking a small town library with new/additional books. Starting August 1st, you can apply online at www.myhometownhelper.com for a one-time grant from $500 to $15,000 to help fund a project.
So far, thirty three towns have been helped and over $132,000 awarded. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2007.