Univest Financial recently announced Kisses for Kyle Foundation as the winner of its eighth annual Caring for Community Giveaway, a contest that awards $5,000 to a local nonprofit.
Kisses for Kyle offers a variety of services to families fighting childhood cancer in the Delaware Valley. Founded in 2001, Kisses for Kyle currently assists more than 1,300 family members with a variety of programs, services, and special family events.
The foundation’s mission is to minimize stress in the hopes that each family’s focus can remain on what is most important: caring for their children.
Kisses for Kyle plans to use the $5,000 donation to support its scholarship program that awards financial assistance to students who battled childhood cancer and plan to pursue a degree in a field that will help other children with cancer.
Nonprofit groups were nominated for the $5,000 donation by the public through Univest’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Kisses for Kyle was randomly selected from more than 8,100 entries representing more than 200 local nonprofits.
Previous winners of the Caring for Community Giveaway were Quakertown Community Outreach, Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue, Hope Against Heroin, St. Isidore School, The Grannie Project, Vets for Vets, and the Bucks County SPCA.
The contest launched Dec. 1 and entries were accepted through Dec. 31. To be eligible to win the $5,000, the nonprofit had to be a registered 501(c)(3) that operates within Univest’s service area.