When we asked our Facebook community to decide which of 26 worthy nonprofit organizations would receive additional funding from Hyatt, the response was incredible. In less than one month, our Vote. Give. Thrive. campaign received more than 25,000 Facebook votes! Thank you so much for your help spreading the word about these fantastic organizations and your support of the communities in which we live and work.
Voting in this campaign proved to be no easy task as there were 26 heartfelt causes to choose from around the world. Each of the nonprofit candidates were nominated by a local Hyatt hotel or office and already received a 2012 Hyatt Community Grant through a rigorous evaluation process. Over the last month, we proudly shared their stories with you here at Keyed Into Hyatt and on Facebook.
But today, we can't wait to tell you where your votes have steered our funding! The wait is over.
FIRST PLACE: 4,884 votes - KidzCare Tanzania
Nominated by Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, KidzCare Tanzania will receive an additional US$10,000 from Hyatt.
SECOND PLACE: 4,572 votes - St. John's School
Nominated by Hyatt Regency Guam, St. John's School will receive an additional US$5,000.
THIRD PLACE: 3,637 votes - SPEED Trust
Nominated by Park Hyatt Chennai, SPEED Trust will receive an additional US$5,000.
Congratulations to our three winners as well as all the participating organizations who received a 2012 grant, and thank you again for the overwhelming support. Cheers to a healthy, vibrant new year!