Giving Back through One Hour Cares

In December 2012, we established One Hour Cares as a way to better recognize the little guys and girls in Hampton Roads. Every quarter, deserving local organizations are nominated through, then three finalists are chosen by the One Hour team. Votes are tallied over a three month period and all finalists are encouraged to promote themselves and their cause in this contest. Winners are selected through a lotto-like drawing, allowing each group a chance to win rather than selecting the one with the most votes. What started at giving away $1,000 each month has evolved into a quarterly, $5,000 giveaway. To date, we’ve donated over $160,000!

Organizations from all over the seven cities and surrounding areas are welcome to add themselves to our database. And those looking to also give back to their community are welcome to search through the organizations to find one close to their home and/or in a category they are passionate about.

Check out some of our past TV spots featuring this contest:

To earn more about One Hour Cares, vote for our current finalists, find a local charity to support or add your organization to our database, click here!