November 23, 2011 | By Gurtej Singh
New York: United Sikhs has won the $250,000/- ‘Chase Community Giving’ contest on Facebook with a margin of 4969 votes from its closest contestant. The NGO received a total of 22,685 votes. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 99 top charities earn $25,000 through $100,000 awards.
“The Chase Community Giving contest a labor of love for all our volunteers. It was an exciting two weeks of networking on the ground as our volunteers hit the road, real people talking to real people, using social media technology for a good cause! We sincerely appreciate the time and effort everyone put in by everyone. We maintained our commitment to the Program rules and thank Chase Bank for the opportunity. We look forward to using the funds for augmenting our Humanitarian Aid and Community Services projects, ” said Jatinder Singh, Director United Sikhs.
“We thank all the Gurudwaras, volunteers, and thousands of facebook users who supported the organization. We congratulate the top 100 winners of the contest. We also thank ‘Chase Community Giving’ for providing us an avenue to engage communities worldwide in supporting our projects in the service of humanity” said Kuldip Singh, President, United Sikhs, USA.
“We thank the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Commitee (SGPC) and the Gurudwara committees of North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa who unequivocally supported our cause and provided help with reaching out to the masses” said Pawanjit Singh, Director United Sikhs, USA.
Participating itself has been a learning experience about the passion we bring to help the needy and the wonderful work that other charities do and the various causes they work for.
United Sikhs thanked and congratulated all Charities that participated and has wished everyone success in their endeavors – the world is a wonderful place because of the selfless work by Volunteers for the charities they work with.