Tom's of Maine names winners of '50 States for Good' community giving program

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Natural personal care maker Tom’s of Maine has announced the nonprofit winners of its annual 50 States for Good program.

With more than 58,000 votes cast online, the 15 nonprofits with the most votes will share $150,000 in funding to put toward preserving land, promoting community gardens, empowering children, helping people with disabilities and looking out for seniors. To date, the 50 States for Good community giving program has benefited 5.5 million people and dozens of communities.

Each 50 States for Good winner will receive $10,000 to support their community project. The group of winning nonprofits are:

  • Cape Ann Farmers Market Backyard Growers Program;
  • Connecticut Radio Information System;
  • Gilda's Club Quad Cities;
  • Kompost Kids;
  • Michael T. Goulet Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy Foundation; 
  • Mission Possible Kids;
  • Mountaineer Food Bank;
  • Neighbor Ride;
  • One Simple Wish;
  • Operation BBQ Relief;
  • Play-Place for Autistic Children;
  • Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland;
  • The Poverello Center;
  • Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership; and
  • Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.

During the public vote, volunteer and nonprofit nominators were showcased as part of an interactive voting hub that highlighted inspiring stories across the country. From a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, 51 finalists were chosen by a judging panel of leaders in the nonprofit community.


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