Public invited to enter to win $1,500 for organization of choice

HVThankful is a phrase that’s popping up all over the Hudson Valley this season. It’s on billboards, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It all began when a group of Hudson Valley companies decided to spread some goodwill and gratitude from Thanksgiving through the holidays and into 2015. And it will end with a $1,500 donation to a local nonprofit group.

Ashworth Creative, a marketing agency located in Poughkeepsie, sparked the original concept. “We wanted to plan a holiday gift for our clients that went beyond the typical fruitcake and chocolates, and came up with the idea of donating the funds that we usually would devote to holiday gifts to a local nonprofit and the idea kind of grew from there,” said Eve Ashworth, co-owner of Ashworth Creative.

People can enter the contest by visiting and following any of the linked HVThankful accounts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and then posting what they are thankful for in the Hudson Valley with the hashtag #HVThankful. Each post that has the phrase #HVThankful within it is entered into the contest, and on Jan. 5, one participant will be randomly selected. The winner will receive a donation of $1,500 to the local charity of his or her choice.

Ashworth Creative is happy to provide a flier and imagery to any local nonprofit who would like to promote this contest on their own social media accounts or within their own organizations. Email Courtney @ for more information.

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