In an effort to give back and show appreciation for the support they receive from their local community, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC, 1925 Mercantile Drive in Sycamore, made a resolution to donate to local charity organizations in 2014.
Instead of choosing these organizations on their own, DeKalb Motors wants the community to choose which organizations receive the donations. From June 1 through 30, the public was invited to vote for one of 22 local charity organizations through the dealership's Facebook page. All together, the 22 organizations received 3,048 votes.
The winning organization with the most votes was Feed'em Soup Community Project, which was awarded a $2,000 donation. Feed'em Soup, 122 S. First St. in DeKalb, has a mission to empower the community by serving nutritious food with compassion and respect in a restaurant quality environment to anyone; the funds will be used to support and sustain that mission.
DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC will host another round of the Facebook donation contest later this year. Charitable organizations that would like to enter the next round should email firstname.lastname@example.org.