The other five winners were City Rescue Mission, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Kimberly's Center for Child Protection, the Marion County Children's Advocacy Center, OneJax, and St. Johns River Keeper.
"We received more than 50 applications for the first round of the Wishing Well, and some applications came from as far away as Ocala and Orlando," says Christopher Ball, CEO of Wingard Creative. "We spent dozens of hours reading through the applications, interviewing finalists, and discussing each organization's mission with our team. We are honored to partner with these deserving organizations to provide graphic design, web development, strategic planning and media strategy services." The recipients will receive awards of various sizes, based on the scope of need stated in their applications. The cumulative total of all awards for the first round is $32,750. "It was very difficult to narrow down more than 50 awards to just six winners," says David Wingard, founder and chief creative officers of Wingard Creative. "After meeting with some of the individuals who run these nonprofits, though, I feel very confident about the value of the work we can provide."