Advertising For A Cause 2015 Winners
Tri-State Advertising & Marketing Professionals (AMP) awarded Fowler Bonan Foundation’s “Clothes for Kids,” Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, and Kenny Rogers Children’s Center the $190,000 Advertising for a Cause grant established to provide advertising assistance, production and media placement for regional public service organizations.
“This is unbelievably huge for us,” said Dale Fowler, chairman and co-founder of the Fowler-Bonan Foundation’s “Clothes for Kids.” The organization is headquartered in Harrisburg, Illinois, and serves underprivileged children throughout Southern Illinois. “This will put us on an entirely new map, and we look forward to the resulting increase in the kids we will be able to assist with new clothes and shoes.”
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the area. “We know this amazing opportunity is going to be a huge help to us in spreading our mission throughout the region,” said Holly Godwin, Development Director. The organization receives no operating funds from the government or the Humane Society of the United States. “We are going to change a lot of lives with this assistance!”
“The increased exposure we will receive from this grant will ultimately result in additional funding that will enable us to provide much-needed, life-changing therapy to those children still waiting to find healing, hope, and inspiration in our care,” said Christy O’Neal, Marketing & Development at Kenny Rogers Children’s Center. The center currently treats nearly 500 special needs children throughout the region, but still has over 250 children waiting to receive help.