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New online program is a way of saying thanks to Good Cheer volunteers
South Whidbey Record
Oct 29 2010

Volunteers are the bedrock of nonprofit organizations. Why not do something for them, too?

That's the philosophy behind a new pilot program about to be launched by Good Cheer Food Bank through a new website created by online entrepreneur Andy McRea of Clinton.

"It's kind of a frequent flyer program for volunteers," McRea said Wednesday. "It's really a way of doing what you love to do, and sharing it with someone else."


Local push for Pepsi’s online grant money is gathering steam
South Whidbey Record
Apr 30 2010

The effort to get South Whidbey nonprofits into an online contest for grant money is snowballing, according to Andy McRea, organizer of the campaign.

Eight proposals for South End projects made the cut for May’s segment of Pepsi’s Refresh Everything, a 12-month program to reward ideas that benefit communities nationwide.

Pepsi dedicated $1.3 million per month to the contest instead of buying $20 million worth of commercial time at this year’s Super Bowl.


Washington Nonprofit Joins National Coalition That Supports Increased Volunteering
Langley, WA
Apr 09 2010 announces that it has joined ServiceNation, a coalition of more than 200 nonprofit organizations that collectively reach some 100 million Americans.

ServiceNation is a national campaign to increase service opportunities, solve chronic social problems through volunteering, and promote a culture of service in America.

Participating organizations include AARP, the NAACP, the Boys & Girls Club of America, United Way of America, Habitat for Humanity International, and the Special Olympics, among many others. A full list of the ServiceNation coalition, with contact information, can be found...


Clinton nonprofit hopes Pepsi Super Bowl money will provide jump-start
South Whidbey Record
Feb 20 2010

Andy McRea of Clinton has a good idea, and he hopes everyone will vote early and often to bring it to pass.

“We need South Whidbey’s help to make people’s dreams come true,” McRea said.

He hopes to jump-start his project by winning thousands of dollars in Pepsi grants available through an Internet-driven competition among new ideas that promise to do good.

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