Your SADD chapter is working hard to make a difference. Wouldn’t it be great to earn some money at the same time? There are always contests available that your chapter can enter and have a chance to win prizes that include thousands of dollars! See below for the possibilities, and remember – your chance of winning is usually a lot better than you think!
Celebrate My Drive contest – Deadline October 7, 2014
State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive contest is back for 2014. Register your high school by October 7, then collect online safe driving commitments from October 15-24 for your school’s chance to win HUGE prizes - $25,000, or even $100,000! Visit celebratemydrive.com to register your school today.
Create Real Impact contest – Deadline October 10, 2014
Impact Teen Drivers offers this contest, which challenges you to come up with a solution to distracted driving and present it in the form of a video, song, essay, or piece of artwork. There are prizes won by online voting and others from a panel of judges. To learn more and enter, visit createrealimpact.com.
#drivingskills101 Accelerate to Safety contest – Deadline November 7, 2014
Offered with our friends at partners at The National Road Safety Foundation, this contest challenges you to come up with a 3-5 minute video idea to address speeding by teen drivers. The first step is to submit the application, which includes a questionnaire, by November 7. 10 finalists receive $100 to create a storyboard of their video idea. The winning chapter has their video professionally produced and receives a prize of $2,500! The first 25 chapters to apply will receive a free toolkit packed with fun giveaway items! To learn more, click here.
Besides contests, there are always grants available for your chapter to apply for to help fund your efforts. Usually, these grants require you to hold activities around a particular topic. Here are a couple of good places to research possible grants for your chapter:
Each year, YSA gives away $1 million in grants to youth groups like SADD chapters who take on service projects. There are a wide variety of grants with deadlines throughout the year, so check back frequently to see what’s new. Enter “SADD” in the “Partner Code” field of the application, and you’ll get a priority review!
Check out Do Something for grants to fund service projects on a variety of topics, or for cool campaigns your chapter can take on, like Teens for Jeans.