Contest | Guaranteed Rate’s Give Back Challenge Finalists

Project Spotlight: Guaranteed Rate's Give Back Challenge Finalists

So this wasn’t an easy decision, but we’ve narrowed down the Ultimate Give Back Challenge to 50 finalists. Hundreds of submissions were entered during the first round, and I have to say, I’m impressed! I love when communities come together to for a great cause, don’t you?

Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge with Ty Penington presented by Guaranteed Rate

Congrats to all of the remaining projects. There are some really inspiring ideas and I can’t wait to see how this challenge progresses. In no particular order, here are the top 50 Give Back Challenge submissions that are still in the running to win $50,000 from Guaranteed Rate and a day of my help, or one of the $10,000 prizes.

  • Michael’s Dream Boxes – Cartersville, GA
  • Channel One Food Bank Community Kitchen & Teaching Classroom – Rochester, MN
  • Grace Church of Durham’s – Project IMPACT – Durham, NC
  • Old Prison Becomes Homeless Shelter, Half-Way House & Soup Kitchen – Clyde, NC
  • Truth Home – Bethlehem, PA
  • Playing for the Future: Interfaith Homeless Shelter Renovations – Harrisburg, PA
  • Food Cupboard Renovations – Norristown, PA
  • One Kitchen Can Make All the Difference – Somersworth, NH
  • Kaleidoscope Kids Community Park Makeover – Pittsburgh, PA
  • A Place for Families to Heal – Holland, MI
  • A Safe Place to Call Their Own – Chicago, IL
  • The S.A.F.E.T.Y. Center – Chicago, IL
  • Community Pool Restoration – Homer City, PA
  • Save the Sketch Club – Woodbury, NJ
  • Extended Stay at the YWCA – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sunbury House for Unwed Mothers – Columbus, OH
  • Revitalize Trilogy’s Community Drop-In Center – Chicago, IL
  • School Garden Installation – Washington, DC
  • Clubhouse for Kids – Kailua, HI
  • Our Lady of Tepeyac Community Gym Renovation Project – Chicago, IL
  • Learning Garden at Mundo Verde Public Charter School – Washington, DC
  • St. Leo Food Pantry Relocation & Expansion – Cincinnati, OH
  • Raze the Roof for Heroes: A Veterans Day Celebration of Service – Hamden, CT
  • Angels Landings – Edgewater, FL
  • An Inclusion Park & Baseball Field Where All Kids are Special – Clayton, NC
  • Casa Windows – Philadelphia, PA
  • Fully Inclusive Indoor Life Skills Development & Play Area for Children with Special Needs – Vienna, VA
  • Volunteer Produce Inspection Room – Fort Pierce, FL
  • Down East Family YMCA Natural Integration Playground – Ellsworth, ME
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Community Hub Build Out – Raleigh, NC
  • Waterhouse Field Renovation – Biddeford, ME
  • Pantry upgrade – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Help Homeless Families Regain Life – Las Vegas, NV
  • Ballet Folklorico Dance Floor – Chicago, IL
  • Phase I: Sustainability Center – Rochester, NY
  • Delta Animal Shelter New Building Project – Escanaba, MI
  • The Lakeside Theater Arts Center Project – Rangeley, ME
  • Splash 4 Life – Marshalltown, IA
  • Renovated Trojan Field House – Mount Union, PA
  • Revitalization of our Community Swimming Pool – Berwick, PA
  • Baby Bonding Room, Pregnant & Parenting Shelter – Chicago, IL
  • Playground Rehab – Berwyn, IL
  • Sophia’s Baking Co., Kitchen Renovation – Memphis, TN
  • Special Needs Community Education – Watertown, MA
  • Community Pool – Addison, IL
  • Haven from Hunger Community Revitalization & Rehabilitation – Peabody, MA
  • Educational & Therapeutic Equine Program Improvements – Washington, TX
  • Best Buddies Dance Program Milford High School – Milford, MA
  • Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Facelift – Center Moriches, NY
  • Spring Valley Homeless Shelter Overhaul – Valparaiso, IN

These remaining projects have been asked to submit a video and more information about their community plan so voters can get a better idea of their overall vision. So head on over to Guaranteed Rate’s Facebook page to get the details on each of the semi-finalists. Even if you don’t have a personal connection to one of the projects, support those you find interesting or relevant to your community. Your vote totally counts here people!

This round of voting will close July 8th, so get your votes in and show your support by sharing on Twitter and Facebook. Best of luck to the semi-finalists!