Off the Streets Lancaster Awarded $5,000
as Winner of Caring for Community Giveaway
Univest Financial recently announced Off the Streets Lancaster as the winner of its tenth annual Caring for Community Giveaway, a contest that awards $5,000 to a local, nonprofit organization. The mission of Off the Streets Lancaster is to help families and individuals in Lancaster, Pa. get “off the streets” and into permanent housing.
The nonprofit organization’s all-volunteer team works with local service agencies to identify individuals and families that have the financial means to pay monthly rent but need assistance with up-front money for a security deposit, which is often the only thing preventing someone from being housed. In addition, Off The Streets Lancaster helps provide furniture and household items to help settle them into their new home.
Nonprofit groups were nominated for the $5,000 donation by the public through Univest’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Off the Street Lancaster was randomly selected from more than 3,300 entries on behalf of 165 local, nonprofit organizations. Previous winners of the Caring for Community Giveaway were A Moment of Magic’s Temple University Chapter, Kisses for Kyle Foundation, Quakertown Community Outreach, Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue, Hope Against Heroin, St. Isidore School, The Grannie Project, Vets for Vets and the Bucks County SPCA.
- Individuals nominated a local, nonprofit organization that deserves a $5,000 donation by:
- Each comment or Tweet counted as one entry. An individual could submit one entry per day, per voting method.
- The winning nonprofit was randomly selected from all entries.
- Entries for the giveaway were accepted from Wednesday, December 1, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021. To be eligible, the nonprofit organization needed to be registered as a 501(c)(3) and operate within Univest's service area - see complete rules below for details.
- Eligibility and Sponsor. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entries in the Caring for Community Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by Univest Financial Corporation (“Univest”) may be submitted by any legal resident of the United States who is the age of majority as of date of entry. In order to be eligible, a nominated charity: (a) must have received a determination from the Internal Revenue Service that such charity qualifies as a non-profit entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; (b) must operate within Univest’s service area defined as: the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton Philadelphia and York and the New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Cape May; and (c) cannot have been the winner of a prior Caring for Community or similar contest or sweepstakes sponsored by Univest. The Sweepstakes sponsor (the “Sponsor”) is Univest Financial Corporation, 14 North Main Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964.
- Timing and Entries. The Sweepstakes runs from 12:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, December 31, 2021. Participants may submit nominations by visiting the Univest Facebook page at facebook.com/UnivestFinancial and submitting the name of an eligible charity in the comment section of the post promoting the Sweepstakes, or by visiting the Univest Instagram account @univest_financial and submitting the name of an eligible charity in the comment section of the post promoting the Sweepstakes, or by visiting the Univest LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/univest and submitting the name of an eligible charity in the comment section of the post promoting the Sweepstakes or by tweeting the name of an eligible charity to @UnivestCorp using #CaringForCommunity. Only one entry may be submitted by each participant per day, per voting method. If a participant submits an ineligible entry, such ineligible entry will constitute that participant’s limit of one entry per day per the method submitted, and that participant will not be able to submit another entry in the sweepstakes using that method until the next day. If a participant initially submits an eligible entry, every entry thereafter during the same day using the same method will be disqualified. One winning charity will be selected by Univest randomly on Monday, January 3, 2022 out of all eligible entries collectively received on the Univest Facebook page, the Univest Instagram account, the Univest LinkedIn page and the Univest Twitter profile (the “Winner”).
- Prize and Odds of Winning. The Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize (the “Prize”). Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received on the Univest Facebook page, the Univest Instagram account, the Univest Twitter profile and the Univest LinkedIn page. The Winner will be contacted via phone. In the event that a Winner cannot be reached and/or does not respond to Univest by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 7, 2022, it shall be deemed to have forfeited the Prize and another Winner will be selected at random from all other eligible entries received. Univest is not responsible for the charity’s availability or non-responsiveness. Univest reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any charity if it determines that awarding the Prize to such charity might reflect negatively on Univest’s image and/or reputation. Univest reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes at any time. The decisions of the Sponsor shall be final and binding with respect to all matters related to this Sweepstakes.
- Limitations. None of Univest, its subsidiaries or affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for: ineligible entries; entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, internet service provider, website or other connections; miscommunications; failed computer, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure; failed phone, computer hardware or software, failures, technical errors or difficulties; telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; garbled or jumbled transmissions; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees.
- All taxes (including, without limitation, U.S. federal, state and local taxes (including, but not limited to income and withholding taxes) and sales taxes) on or connected with any Prize, and the reporting consequences thereof, and any other expenses not specifically included in the Prize description are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Winner. All taxes are solely the responsibility of the Winner.
- Rules and Winner Identification. For the identity of the Winner (after January 3, 2022) and/or a copy of the Rules (before December 31, 2021), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Caring for Community Giveaway, Winner/Rules, c/o Univest Financial Corporation, 14 North Main Street, P.O. Box 197, Souderton, PA 18964. A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by printing this web page.