Earlier this month, we hosted our third Give a Click for Communerosity Holiday Wreath Contest.  This year, we had 23 wreaths, each representing a local non-profit organization, on our Facebook page and asked you to vote on your favorites.

The winners are as follows:

First place and winner of $2,000: Phoenix Rising Rescue – Pen Air LIVE Tellers

Second place and winner of $1,500: Autism Pensacola – Century Location

Third Place and winner of $1,000: Junior Humane Society – Palafox and Gregory Locations

“This $2,000 is such a blessing to our rescue,” said Carrie Turner, president of Phoenix Rising Rescue. “We plan to use the funds for some new dog kennels and to sponsor the vet care of twenty dogs in desperate need of spay/neuter. Our goal is to make a positive impact within our community by providing veterinary care for pets of several fixed income families.”

The other 20 organizations that were represented will all receive a donation of $500. Those organizations include:

Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center

BARC – Baldwin County Humane Society

BIG Autism Foundation

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of NW Florida

Dixon School of the Arts

ECARE (Every Child A Reader Escambia)

Escambia County Professional Firefighter’s Charity

Favor House of NW Florida

Friends of Bear, Inc.

Friends of the West Florida Public Library

Miracle League of Pensacola

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Panhandle Equine Rescue

Pensacola Hotel for Dogs and Cats

Santa Rosa Arts & Culture Foundation

Santa Rosa Kids House

Service Dog University, Inc.

Weekend Food Program Navarre

Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida

Willow Farms

This contest came to fruition to create awareness for local nonprofits during a time of the year when the needs in the community are the greatest. Back office and branch location employees each selected a charity to partner with, decorating their wreaths to represent the chosen organization’s mission. By creating the wreaths and giving funds, the employees at Pen Air hope to bring the community together for good. We encourage you to learn more about all our Wreath Contest entrants and consider supporting one (or more).  The contest will be back in December 2018, but in the meantime, Pen Air has some great ideas for expressing your Communerosity all year round.