Community Rewards

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  • How It Works
  • The Winners
  • The Legal Stuff
  • Why Local Causes

For the sixth consecutive year, Lubbock and South Plains residents can help their favorite charity secure "rewards" ranging from $10,000 to $3,000 by participating in the Community Rewards program sponsored by City Bank.

City Bank will make available a total of $50,000 to be awarded to 10 local nonprofits to assist them in carrying out their missions of hope and service to people in need in our city and area.

We encouraged each charity to rally their friends and donors to vote to maximize their chance of finishing in the top 10 and receive a "reward" gift. Balloting is limited to one vote per day per computer (IP address) starting Sunday, Nov. 3, and ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16. Votes will be calculated during that period and the top 10 winning charities, determined by vote totals, will be announced Friday, Dec. 20.

How To Vote

  • Step 1: Choose your favorite local community cause from the list.
  • Step 2: Register your name and email, and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Step 3: Click "Vote"! Go to Today's Top 10 to see how well your cause is faring.
  • Step 4: Get help from friends and family repeating all steps daily, through December 16th.

Top 10 Winners!!

In no particular order the top 10 winners of Community Rewards

are: A Place for Us Greyhounds,Big Brothers Big Sisters, Carpenter's Church, Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue,Haven Animal Care Shelter, Project Linus-Lubbock Chapter,Refuge Services, St. Benedict's Chapel,

South Plains Food Bank, and Youth for Christ (Teen Parents of Lubbock)

The Legal Stuff

Thanks for voting in the Community Rewards program, and best of luck to your favorite charity. Must be 18 or older to vote.

By providing your email address you are agreeing to receive, via email, product and service information in the future that might be of interest to you. However, your information will NOT be shared with any third party outside of City Bank. Also, do NOT provide your email address if you do not wish to receive such information from City Bank. You will have the option to unsubscribe to future email information sent to you from City Bank. You also specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) voting through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers).

There are two significant rule changes this year. First, nonprofits that have received "rewards" during the past two years are ineligible this year. That makes the competition wide open. Second, balloting is limited to one vote per computer (IP address) per day during the voting period. Please remember that software-generated or other systematic voting goes against the spirit of the program and can lead to disqualification.

Why Local Causes?

One of City Bank's guiding philosophies throughout its history has been to be a staunch corporate citizen and regularly give back to the communities we serve. That is why Community Rewards was launched in 2008. Through this program, City Bank has contributed $260,000 to 40 different nonprofit agencies and school support groups during its first five years. This year we will make available $50,000 to qualifying nonprofits agencies. The funds will be awarded in one $10,000 gift, five $5,000 gifts and four $3,000 gifts during the week of Christmas. Six "early rewards" totaling $3,000 have already been presented. Any nonprofit agency or organization in Lubbock and on the South Plains was eligible to register to participate. Registration deadline was Wednesday, October 30th.