The Gazette Gives Back will provide 41 nonprofits over $525,000 in free advertising throughout 2019. Who gets what? It's all about the vote. Your Vote. Our Impact.

How were the 2019 Gazette Gives Back participants selected?

A selection committee reviewed applications received from a call for nominations that occurred in September. Criteria included mission of organization, alignment of services to community need, and intent of use with Gazette Gives Back advertising credits. Applications were scored and the top scores were selected.

What happens when?

Voting runs November 16-December 31, 2018. Every Gazette Gives Back (GGB) participant is ranked according to the number of votes received. Rank will represent a dollar/credit value that the organization will receive in free advertising for 2019. GGB participants are notified of their advertising allocation in January, and advertising will be placed in the newspaper throughout 2019. Communication including networking opportunities, GGB spotlights, and promotion of the program impact will occur throughout the year. Call for applications for the 2020 program will begin in September 2019.

Who is eligible to vote?

If you are reading this, you can vote. Active subscribers of The Gazette have 5 votes, non-subscribers have 1 vote to apply to participating organization(s) of their choice. Subscribers who are enrolled in Gazette Rewards are eligible to use points for more votes.

Is there a cost to vote?

There is no cost to vote.

How do you vote?

Voting can occur online or by paper ballot.

If you are a subscriber and want to vote online:

Log in with your account email and password at www.thegazette.com/givesback and participate today.

Review the nonprofit summaries and determine the desired organization(s) that will receive a vote. Voters may select one organization or allocate their votes to several participants. Click on the "vote for this nonprofit" button located under the preferred organization.

Not a subscriber and want to vote?

Consider subscribing! You can do so here: www.thegazette.com/subscribe , and once you complete your subscription, visit the Gives Back site, login and vote.

If you want to vote with a paper ballot:

A paper ballot is included in the GGB tab and will be available in The Gazette throughout the voting campaign. Fill out and return the ballot to The Gazette (500 3rd Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa Attention: The Gazette Gives Back)

Questions, Issues or Requests:

For voting assistance, contact The Gazette's Customer Care department at 319-398-8333 or customercare@thegazette.com All other inquiries may be directed to Community Outreach Manager Quinn Pettifer at 319-398-8240 or quinn.pettifer@thegazette.com

The views and opinions expressed in the Gazette Gives Back participant summaries are those of the individual organizations and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Gazette or the program sponsor.