On March 26, Patagonia held an in-store voting day, allowing three organizations to compete for grants from the "Voice Your Choice" program. Set up in the very front of the store was the Commons Ford Restoration Organization booth manned by project volunteers. The team members diligently worked to get as many customers as possible to vote for the project.
In the end all the hard work, handshaking and project pitching paid off. The Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization was successful in landing enough votes to receive a $1,500 grant from Patagonia! The grant money will go directly towards funding the restoration project which will begin in earnest this summer.
Thanks to all of you who came out to vote that Saturday afternoon! And thanks to Patagonia for supporting projects like ours with their generous "Voice Your Choice" grant program.