Your 2016 Great HEART Give Finalists!

Great HEART Give Finalists Announced

It’s finally here! We’re announcing our
2016 Great HEART Give finalists!

First, let us begin by sharing how grateful we are to all who nominated this year. We had a huge burst of positivity and enthusiasm from each and every one of you. We were moved by your messages. How lucky we all are to live in communities fostered by such caring organizations. If your organization was not chosen for this year’s contest, we ask you to please nominate again next year. This was a truly difficult decision for us because your causes are all so deserving. From the bottom of our hearts (no pun intended), we thank you for sharing your missions.

Great HEART Give 2016

Now, without further ado, here are this year’s finalists:

Our Great HEART Give finalists are (in alphabetical order):

BBBS2Big Brothers Big Sisters, Decatur


CASA of East Central IL, Charleston


Common Place, Peoria


Homes of Hope, Normal


Junior Achievement of Central IL, Peoria Heights


Meadows at Mercy Creek, Normal


Midwest Food Bank, Peoria


St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield, Springfield


The Center For Prevention of Abuse, Peoria


United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln, Springfield

Once again, we’d like to thank everyone for nominating! We appreciate all that you do to improve our communities!

Finalists, you will be receiving an email shortly with more information on the remainder of the contest as well as promotional materials to share with your supporters.


The fun is just beginning! We will begin online voting in just over a week!

To make sure that you know all there is to know about this year’s voting processes (yes, more than one), check out our Great HEART Give website. We also recommend visiting our YouTube channel for videos, including how to make sure you’re social media votes count and a visual explanation of Great HEART Give 2016 voting.

Does something not make sense? We want to help! Go to our Facebook page and leave us a comment or message. We know that with change comes a learning curve, and we want to accommodate that as best as we can. Great HEART Give is for everyone, and we want to ensure that all people have the opportunity to understand the processes and have their votes counted.