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Support Mehlville and Oakville Charities and Businesses in 'Click to Claim' Contest

For readers of Mehlville-Oakville Patch, it's easy: Just nominate a local charity you think deserves extra support with an advertising package on Patch.

Here at Patch, we're all about helping local businesses and local charities serve their communities. So we've got a way to help a local charity or nonprofit in your community blast out the word to the people of Patchland about the work they do. And if you work for a local business or a local nonprofit, all you have to do is click to help make it happen. 

This is our "Patch Click and Claim for Charity" contest.

Here's how it works.

Step One: Nominate a worthy local charity or nonprofit on Mehlville-Oakville Patch by posting a note in the comments below; heck, tell us a little about why you nominated the organization! Post your nominee by 5 p.m. on March 13. We'll randomly pick a nominee from the comments. That nominee will represent Mehlville-Oakville Patch in the contest and will compete against nominees in all 24 St. Louis-area Patch sites.

Step Two: We'll contact the 24 charities or nonprofits (must have 501(c)3 status) and encourage them to drum up support from their business benefactors. All the businesses have to do is claim their listing on Patch. The Patch site with the most new claimed listings from March 7 to April 8 wins an advertising package worth up to $3,500 for the community's nonprofit.

See below for the easy instructions on getting your free listing claim.

We'll give the winning charity $2 toward that ad schedule for every new claimed listing across the St. Louis area, up to a maximum of $3,500. We'll notify the winning charity organization by April 9, 2012.

Claiming your listing is free. Here's how to do it:

  1. Visit Patch (you're already here—yipee!). If you're already a user, make sure you log in first.
  2. Click on the "Places" tab at the top of the page.
  3. Search for your business/organization and click on it.
  4. Scroll half down the page to where it says, "Do you own or manage this location? Claim it!" Click on "Claim It."
  5. Login and complete the four-question form providing all necessary information to expedite your claim.

We want to make sure it's really you claiming the listing, so please allow a few days for us to evaluate and approve your claim. You will be notified by email once it's approved.

Ashley Harmon March 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Feed My People!!!! They're awesome!
roy wunsch March 08, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Feed My People, serving the Mehlville and Oakville areas among others is a very deseerving charity. Each month they serve more that 10,000 people through their food pantry and help center. Their low cost thrift store, which started as a client program, is open to the public. Always looking for volunteers, and donations, please check out this most worthy charity right in your back yard. They are helping to fight hunger one canned good at a time.
Simply River Cruises March 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
The Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, serving people fighting cancer, their family members, caregivers and cancer survivors in the St. Louis Metro area. CSC provides FREE programs such as mindful meditation classes, yoga, nutrition counseling, support groups, as well as aid for medical necessities surrounding cancer treatment and much more! CSC is for anyone, no matter your social or economic status, no matter what type of cancer you have. Cancer Support Community has an impact on all the Patch Communities.
Lemay Child and Family Center March 08, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Lemay Child and Family Center provides exemplary early childhood education and a supportive community for parents!
John Lorenz March 09, 2012 at 12:03 PM
The Friends of Jefferson Barracks is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of Jefferson Barracks Park Historic Site in South St. Louis County, Missouri. The FJB members contribute their time, energy, and money to make this goal a reality. The Friends of Jefferson Barracks plays an active role in the management of the park through a wide variety of volunteer service projects and fundraising activities. The FJB offers many opportunities for participation including the Adults Easter Egg Hunt, World War II Weekend, Historic Hayrides, Concerts, Car Shows, Swap Meets, the Candlelight Holiday Dinner, and other events. In addition, many FJB members volunteer as Museum Attendants, Trail Watchers, or Gardeners at the Historic Laborer's House in the Park.

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