Pittsburgh Carrick High School is one of 46 schools across the country that will start the school year with some extra cash as one of Big Lots the winners of the 2010 Lots2Give video contest.
This year, 113 schools competed for a share of $100,000 in cash prizes, with the $10,000 grand prize going to De Anza Elementary School in Baldwin Park, California.
Big Lots asked participating schools to submit a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. From June 7 through July 5, the public voted for their favorite video at www.Lots2Give. com. More than 200,000 votes were cast to determine the 46 winners, which include one $10,000 grand prize and 45 $2,000 first prizes.
Along with the Lots2Give video contest, Big Lots collected in-store donations to help the 192 schools participating in the Lots2Give program. From April 26 through July 5, Big Lots customers were invited to make $1 or $5 donations at participating stores. Due to the generosity of the public, this initiative raised thousands of dollars to help participating schools.
Pittsburgh Carrick was one of 45 schools that will each receive $2,000 as a first place prize winner. Visit www. lots2give.com to view all 46 winning videos.