A Billion + Change and Points of Light Team Up with the $1 Million Super Service Challenge to Showcase Pro Bono Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, A Billion + Change and Points of Light are teaming up with Companies With A Mission and their partner, The Brees Dream Foundation, to offer professionals the chance to showcase their pro bono service support for nonprofits of their choice through the $1 million Super Service Challenge. The Super Service Challenge will award hundreds of nonprofits that receive pro bono support with gifts from the $1 million jackpot, and will also recognize volunteers with a chance to win eight Super Bowl tickets and national media recognition.
“We are thrilled A Billion + Change and Points of Light have joined the Super Service Challenge,” said Companies With A Mission Executive Director, Mitch Davis. “When A Billion + Change pledge companies take advantage of the Super Service Challenge prize and share their stories and pictures of service, we can demonstrate the power of pro bono and skilled volunteering to meet the critical needs of communities.”
To be eligible, volunteer teams of three to eight participants must submit service stories between now and Nov. 30 for a chance to win. Nonprofit partners are eligible to win part of the $1 million prize money and hundreds will win. There is no cost to participate. Individuals simply need to organize volunteer projects, engage their friends to help and submit any project completed since June 1 for consideration. A panel of judges selects the finalists and winners. To sign up to participate in the Super Service Challenge, visit: http://cwam.com/billionpluschange/.
This announcement comes during National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 20 - 26 this year. Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference, and is organized by the Taproot Foundation, a longtime partner of A Billion + Change.
The Super Service Challenge, first launched in 2010, is supported by Companies With A Mission, an initiative that works to promote volunteerism. Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation are lead partners in supporting the Super Service Challenge.
For additional information on the 2013 Super Service Challenge and how to get involved, visit www.superservicechallenge.com or follow the #cChange movement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About A Billion + Change
In just a short time, more than 500 of America’s favorite brands have pledged more than $2 billion worth of pro bono and skills-based service through A Billion + Change to tackle tough problems in their communities and around the world – the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. Reinvigorated in 2011 with expanded leadership under the honorary chairmanship of Senator Mark Warner, A Billion + Change is housed and managed at Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service. The initiative is powered by the support of Deloitte, HP, the Case Foundation, IBM, Capital One and MWW with additional founding support from State Farm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Morgan Stanley And is an original initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Learn more at: www.abillionpluschange.org.
About The Brees Dream Foundation
The Brees Dream Foundation, founded in 2003, improves the quality of life for cancer patients and provides care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. Brittany and Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation have collectively committed and/or contributed more than $18,000,000 to charitable causes and academic institutions globally.
About Companies With A Mission
Companies With A Mission was founded to inspire a greater purpose in business that changes the way we view work and encourages a heart of service to the world around us. We want to inspire this movement by providing opportunities that add significance to the work we do each day.
About Pro Bono Service
Pro bono--short for pro bono publico, "for the public good"—refers to professional services delivered without expectation of a fee to organizations serving the social good. It is both a form of support for community organizations as well as an increasingly core part of the ethic of business professionals from design to HR and technology, who believe that high-quality professional services are too important to only be available to those who can afford them.