Lewiston's Rivershore Inc. is in the running for a new car, courtesy of Tops Friendly Markets' "Great American Car-a-Day Giveaway." The service agency, which supports people who live with developmental disabilities as they pursue and achieve a meaningful life, is one of 87 Western/Central New York and northwestern Pennsylvania organizations in the Fourth of July-themed competition.
Readers can vote in the first round until 8:59 a.m. on Thursday, July 7. At the end of the first round, the votes will be tallied and the top 10 eligible organizations/charities receiving the most votes will be considered the winners of round 1 and will move on to the final round. At the end of the final round, the votes will be tallied and the eligible charity receiving the most votes will win and take either a 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Ford Focus, 2011 Chevy Colorado, or a $20,000 cash grant.
As of Monday afternoon, Rivershore was ranked No. 9.
Participants who allow "Access" and "Like" the "Great American Giveaway" application on Facebook or who visit the Tops website and use the contest application may vote. Limit one vote per day per person or email address with a total of 17 votes per person or email address during round one.
The voting period for the final round begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, and ends at 08:59:59 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26. Participants may vote 14 times in the final round.
The organization with the most votes and meeting the eligibility requirements will receive their choice of car or the cash grant.
On or about July 27, the winning organization will be announced on the Tops website (as well as the application page), and on the Tops Facebook page wall.
Other local agencies in the running for a new car include: Community Missions of Niagara Falls and Niagara Cerebral Palsy.