A Challenge – Easy, Free, and Painless Way to Donate to Ruritan National Foundation

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

From the Desk of the 2015 Rapidan District Governor

It is with great pleasure that I am sharing with you the news I received today that the Ruritan National Foundation has signed up to participate in the Amazon Smile program!

I would like to challenge all Ruritan members that shop on Amazon dot com to sign up for the Amazon Smile program and designate their chosen charity as the Ruritan National Foundation. The Amazon Smile program is a way to shop through Amazon, and have a percentage of the price of your “eligible purchases” be donated to your designated charity. In this case, Ruritan’s National Foundation!

This is a no-cost method for the Amazon shopper way to get money to the Foundation! What are you waiting for? Here are details about how it works, taken from the Amazon dot com’s website:

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Greene County Ruritan to Participate in Independence Day Celebration in Stanardsville

Statue of Liberty (free clip art)

Statue of Liberty (free clip art)

Greene County Ruritan members plan to participate in the July 5, 2015 Stanardsville Independence Day parade, and other volunteer duties to assist the Stanardsville Independence Day Committee with their plans for festivities in Stanardsville VA. The Stanardsville Independence Day Committee is raising money to fund the festivities.

Donors, sponsors, and parade float entrants are being sought. A parade is being planned, with prizes for the top three parade entries. Additional events will be determined by level of funding raised. Lots of family activities, local music, some reenactors, local artisans and vendors, and a few surprises are being planned.

The event will be free to the public and the Stanardsville Independence Day Committee hopes to raise enough money to put on a professional fireworks show.

No donation is too large or too small. Naming rights and advertised sponsorships available.

For more information, call Michael at 540-290-8344 or email at Michael.payne.mha@gmail.com.

A crowdfunding website and Facebook page will be created shortly.

Everyone is welcome! Come and share in the hospitality of the small town of Stanardsville!