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Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka and Blue Ridge Community Farm crowned grand prize winners in RK Dixon’s 2017 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest

Peoria Humane Society and EP!C named second-place prize winners

Peoria, Ill. (Oct. 26, 2017) – After two rounds of public online voting, Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka, based in Eureka, Ill., and Blue Ridge Community Farm, located in Chillicothe, Ill., were crowned the grand prize winners in this year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest by RK Dixon.

Representatives from RK Dixon, a leading provider of copiers, printers, IT solutions, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, announced on 1470 WMBD this morning that Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka – a non-profit that provides provide skilled nursing care to seniors in their community – is the grand prize winner in the contest’s “large” non-profit category and will receive a $30,000 office technology makeover.

“We are beyond excited to be receiving the grand prize in this year’s contest,” said Tom Hoffman, administrator at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. “I can’t even begin to describe the impact a $30,000 technology makeover is going to have for our employees and the seniors living under our care. We are so thankful to everyone who voted and supported us during the contest.”

Blue Ridge Community Farm was awarded first place in the “small” category, taking home $15,000 to help them continue to serve adults and children with special needs.

“Everyone at the farm is just so happy to have won and we can’t thank RK Dixon and all of the people in the community who voted for us enough,” said Laura Sniff, President of Blue Ridge Community Farm. “This technology makeover is going to allow us to grow our organization and reach more adults and children living with special needs.”

Runner-up in the “large” category was EP!C, located in Peoria Ill., winning an equipment package valued at $10,000, while the Peoria Humane Society, also located in Peoria, came in second for the “small” category and took home the $5,000 equipment package.

In total, the four winning non-profits in the Peoria and Bloomington area were awarded $60,000 in office technology prizes.

The Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest was established by RK Dixon in 2006 to give non-profits a chance to win free office equipment and technology solutions to help them run better and to help create greater awareness for their cause. Since the program’s inception, RK Dixon has awarded $573,000 to non-profits across Iowa and Illinois.

RK Dixon representatives will visit the prize winners in the upcoming weeks to assess technological needs, and install equipment to fulfill each organization’s office and technology needs.

“Awarding these non-profits with their office technology prizes is one of our favorite activities here at RK Dixon,” said Bryan Dixon, CEO of RK Dixon. “The organizations are so deserving and the public really stepped up in promoting the contest to generate online votes. The most fulfilling part of this contest, though, is how these makeovers allow non-profits to improve their day-to-day functions, run more efficiently and better serve those who use their services.”

The 2017 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest began with 54 non-profits entering from the Peoria/Bloomington area for their chance to win the $30,000 or $15,000 makeovers. Organizations then encouraged their supporters to vote online at www.RKDixon.com. Votes were counted electronically, and the contest was narrowed to 10 finalists.

RK Dixon partnered with Alpha Media for this year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.

Winners in the small non-profit category

Winners in the large non-profit category

For more information, visit www.rkdixon.com or contact Darren Garrett, APR, marketing manager at RK Dixon, at 563.823.6365.

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