Help your favorite Cattaraugus Gives nonprofit win at StrOlean

While community members stroll downtown Olean November 25 in support of small businesses, they will also have the chance to support local nonprofits in preparation of Cattaraugus Gives on November 28.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will hold a contest to crown StrOlean’s favorite Cattaraugus Gives-participating nonprofit. Vote for your favorite charity of the 40 participants to help them win $200 by visiting CRCF’s table in the Olean Business Development building at 301 North Union St. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Those individuals filling out a ballot also will be entered into a drawing to win personally a $25 GOACC gift certificate.

The winner will be announced the Monday before Cattaraugus Gives, the first county-wide day of giving in Cattaraugus County.

Then, donors will have the opportunity to help their favorite nonprofits win more monetary incentives by making a gift at on November 28, when CRCF will offer up to $5,000 to participating organizations.

“We encourage shoppers and residents to stop by CRCF’s table at StrOlean to vote as well as enjoy some treats and a chance to win a prize themseleves,” said Kirk Windus, CRCF communications and fund development coordinator, who is coordinating Cattaraugus Gives. “Then get ready to grow good by supporting the 40 nonprofits participating in our area’s first giving day, Cattaraugus Gives.”

Visit to donate and learn more.

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).


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